Friday, October 5, 2012

Lindy Chamberlain Dresses Part 1

I have a lovely customer in Australia who loves the sun dresses worn by Lindy Chamberlain in the 1980s. This summer an Australian coroner made a final ruling in the death of baby Azaria Chamberlain, stating that a dingo had taken the child. A lot of footage showing showing Lindy in various court appearances and outfits, sparked interest in her fashion. Many of the dresses she is pictured in she made herself. I am working just from screen grabs and photos to recreate these dresses. Finding the best fabric and prints has been the most challenging as it usually is. These first two turned out well, below the pictures I have been working with and the final product.

This blue floral poly jersey halter wrap dress has a stretch satin lining in the bodice and skirt back. Bra cups and long wrap around ties.

This bright Hawaiian floral cotton/poly jersey dress has a stretch lining in the bodice, bra cups, front neckline facing, tie shoulders, full A-line skirt and invisible zipper in the center back seam.

Part 2

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