|Rosemary's new no-sew dress (click to enlarge)|
Shortly after introducing Rosemary Rock Flowers in a post about these 1971-1974 dolls by Mattel, her new colorful dress was fashioned from the scarf she is positioned alongside. She had been wearing a Dawn dress as shown in the previous post.
To make the dress, I trimmed a small portion from the end of the scarf and wrapped it around Rosemary's body twice. From top-back-to-front, the remainder was wrapped around each arm. Finally, the remaining inch or so was tucked between the wrapped layers in back.
|Rosemary's new dress from the back|
I was inspired to share photos of Rosemary's new dress on Facebook a few days ago after viewing the following, circa 1940s video of the Great Drapo illustrating his technique for making fashionable no-sew dresses for women.
Rosemary's dress is not as haute couture as the ones fashioned by the Great Drapo, but she says, "Anything is better than that Dawn dress. You know I would have never chosen that for myself!"
Thanks Steve for sharing the video!
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