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"I wouldn't be caught dead in a full skirt." Well, okay, I would. I love a full skirt but my favourite wing tipped eyeliner sporting, wiggle skirt wearing drape, Wanda Woodward, wouldn't. My third dress is in honour of her. Wanda is a character in the John Water's movie, Cry Baby, played by Traci Lords. She's a total badass and has a killer wardrobe to match.
I used Simplicity 1411 and some cotton sateen. Admittedly, I kind of cheated with this dress. It was a UFO for ages because I wasn't happy with the fit and I thought the June Challenge would be a good opportunity to finally finish it.
The darts sat weirdly so I had to change their positioning and take them in, as well as take in the side seams, and finish the seams and the facings. The fit isn't perfect but I have made peace with it.
I'm actually pretty happy with how this turned out and I totally think Wanda would have worn it.
For those who haven't seen Cry Baby (you should definitely watch it), a drape is like a greaser. Drapes are the opposite of squares. You dig?