In 2013 Marita a mother of a model that I met at Dayton’s Fashion Week in 2012 came to me with a special request. She wanted a dress from the same time period as her classic car to wear to shows. I too loving the clean steam lines, colors and designs of the classics jumped for joy when this project fell in my lap.
This is me at a classic car show and at The Henry Ford Museum in front a turbine powered engine.
Marita only had a photo of the design she wanted, no dress, no pattern. I drew up a sketch and she approved it. She picked a great Amy Butler print that matched her car and we went from there. Did you know Amy Butler is from Ohio? We just love her at Sew Dayton.
I worked with the balance of the large scale print. Princess seams, large matching the print pockets and wide straps to hide bra straps.
This dress was so much fun to make! This was our first location of Sew Dayton. We outgrew the space quickly but learned so many valuable lessons there.
Behind the scenes- After our visit to the Henry Ford Museum I also made this little dress for Sew Dayton’s window that was inspired by the pop culture section.