Ever since I heard about the monochrome project I have had this specific dress in my head. I wanted to make a thick striped, pleated Fairy Tale, and a white with black block printed Fairy Tale. Well, one of those came together in time. Then I saw a gorgeous Cotton and Steel black and white print at my local shop, then spotted a pretty black lace and knew it was fate.
The girls were so excited when they saw the dresses.
I can't believe I've never made a sleeveless version of this dress, I love it. In retrospect, I should have had white at the top of the skirt, oh well.
I pieced together the black and white fabrics, then cut out the dress. I found it oddly satisfying.
I made the underskirt the same length as the over skirt and added lace to it, but it wasn't like I had imagined. In my mind, you'd be able to see it peeking out at all times, but that didn't quite work. So I also added some to the outer skirt.
I also left the darts off both dresses.
George loves this one. I tried to put the stripes on her, and she said she wanted 'the pretty one'.
And Iz was just excited to get a new dress.