One of the bloggers I love to follow is An of Straightgrain. Her style is simple but gorgeous. So, when I saw the Flip this Pattern challenge for August was An’s Tinny dress pattern, I was in! The Flip this Pattern challenge is run by FrancesSuzanne and requires sewers to ‘flip’ a pattern in a unique way.
So, here it is…my flipped Tinny top and skirt.
The changes I made to the pattern were to (obviously!) separate the bodice and the skirt. To do this I drafted a skirt waistband and lengthened the top. As an alternative to the invisible zipper used in the pattern, I added a button placket and buttons down the back of the bodice. Finally, I used a flutter sleeve pattern from the craftiness is not optional Reversible Wrap Top pattern (I have this pattern cut out ready to sew next). I didn’t gather the sleeves so whether they are still technically flutter sleeves, I am not sure!
I loved the asymmetrical collar so much I had to keep it.
No its not made from a 70’s tablecloth, although you’d be excused for thinking that. The fabric is a vintage poplin reproduction from Spotlight. The light denim is from a local fabric shop.
This was such a fun project. I can’t wait to sew up the Tinny in its original form! You can see the rest of the flipped Tinny dresses here, where you can shortly vote for your favourite!
Kudos to bloggers who can get their 2 year olds to co-operate for photos!