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Sew La Di Da Vintage - Audrey

Ahh, Audrey! A classic strapless dress, with light boning on the bust.

Cleverly cut for just the right amount of curve, yet demure enough to wear to any shin dig, hooley or soiree; she’s as timeless and elegant as her namesake.

Now complete with an optional halterneck strap, Audrey is even more versatile than ever! Take her on a Roman holiday in light, crisp cottons in bold colours or floral prints; or why not experiment with contrasting fabrics for the bodice and skirt? For formal evening events, balls and galas, silks and heavy duchesse satin make Audrey exude understated sophistication, or for a real head-turning impact, try adding a lace, organza, or embroidered tulle overlay.

The detailed instruction booklet takes you through the process for the boned bodice in simple steps, but if you really don’t fancy the challenge, the halterneck strap means you can get away with leaving the boning out, for extra simplicity. Love the shape, but nervous about the amount of décolletage on show? Audrey also looks particularly fetching teamed with the Miss Maguire long-sleeved jacket in a sheer material, highlighting her neckline without exposing too much of yours.

Fabric Required:

  • 110cm width = 3.5m
  • 137cm width = 3m

Tools & Haberdashery:

  • Sewing Machine
  • Sharp Scissors
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape
  • Iron
  • Interfacing (25cm)
  • Thread
  • Invisible zip 20″-22″ /50.56cm long
  • Large table

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