80’s Cocktail Dress

Having been invited to an 80s fancy dress party and unable to find a suitable outfit… the only option was to buy an original pattern and make a dress.

It had to be in pink taffeta obviously and being able to customise it to turn one of the dress options in to a bolero with puff ball sleeves was a bonus. It is made from a boned bodice, a full circle a-line skirt and the separate jacket.

I love turning an inherently flat material, in this case the taffeta, into a three-dimensional shape with structure and purpose.

Becky Thornton
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