Nani lee is a delightful take on a vintage dress I found . We changed a few things and I enjoyed the process of examining this ‘home made’ garment that someone lovingly and carefully made back in the 1940s. So sweet! I hope you enjoy!
NANI LEE fits with a waist tie, and a side zipper.
Cap sleeve, and beautiful sort-of sweetheart neckline.
The optional ribbon trim around the skirt actually gives the skirt some structure.
Use a mid-weight fabric. For casual day-time a cotton print is lovely. Linen would make the skirt soften a bit and not be as A line, but it would be so pretty. Here we used a silk taffeta for fun and taking the dress into a vintage evening.
Options: Use contrasting print or color for the facings and the ribbon embellishments.
8” Zipper / 20cm Zip
54” WIDE 44”WIDE
XS 2-7/8Y / 2.65M 3Y / 2.70M
S 3Y / 2.70M 3 Y / 2.70M
M 3 Y / 2.70M 3-1/8Y / 2.80M
L 3-1/8Y / 2.80M 3-1/4Y / 2.90M
XL 3-1/8Y / 2.80M 3-1/4Y / 2.90M
2X 3-1/4Y / 2.90M 3-1/4Y / 2.90M
3X 3-1/4Y / 2.90M 3-1/3Y / 3M
+ RIBBON EMBELLISHMENT FABRIC
Option 1 : Use grosgrain ribbon 1-1-1/2” wide.
Option 2: Use fabric either same as the body or contrasting fabric
OPTION 1:10 Yards or 13 Meters
OPTION 2: 1/2 Yard or 45cm