Stray Cats? Well, when I was young I actually won their album (vinyl) in a Sunday newspaper contest ..... very exciting .... anyway, fabulous rockin music ...... when I heard that Brian Setzer was bringing his Rockabilly Riot to Newcastle I hot footed to get my tickets. But ... this is a sewing blog so I'd better talk about the dress first. Vogue 8280 - the ever famous Roland Mouret"s Galaxy Dress copy made up in a cotton sateen from Queenstown, NZ.
I cut a 12 in the bodice and tapered to a 14 for the skirt, but I ended up taking the hip excess in - so I could have kept it as a 12. I shortened the bodice darts by 1.5cm, and other than that - it was all systems go. Very straightforward, the bodice is lined which s really nice - and it wouldn't be hard to line the skirt as well, if your fabric required it. So all in all, very happy with the fit - great dress for a great night out.