I love Olivia Waltons dresses. In the anniversary show, she wears a beautiuful dark green dress, I have studied the reruns of this show and tried to figure out, how it was made. I follow Eva Girls blog,
Theoppulentpoppy@blogspot.com, Please check out her blog, she does some beautiful garments.She loves Olivia's dresses too. She had sketched this dress, and when I saw her sketch, I realized I had a similar pattern [thankyou Eva Girl for sharing your sketches].
Pattern: Country Gentleman [found on ebay].
Fabric- quilting cotton [found at wal mart]
The pattern had to have some alterations. The neck line was too low, so I had to reshape it. Olivia's dress,
had short ties, and I failed to notice this, until after it was made.But, when I do the anniversary dress, I will shorten the ties [and I plan on going back and shorten these ties].Olivia's dress also had 3/4 length sleeves with cuffs and one button on them. I didnt do this to the muslin, since my muslin fabric was not enough.But , I will do this also. So, the next dress will have differences.. But all in all I am very happy with the turn out.
|Ties are TOO long!!|
|Pinned up ties, to show how it will look , when I shorten them.|