Updated and expanded! The Lamour Dress now has double the design options and Gertie has expanded the sizing up to a US 20 (equivalent to a 52″ bust)
A-H cup sizes
Mix and match design options for 18 different dresses!
Includes a 60-page fully illustrated booklet with design ideas, fitting advice, and multiple finishing options
Perfectly structured bodice with boning, underlining, and lining
Meet the new Lamour, with expanded sizing and double the design options! This glamorous dress was named for Dorothy Lamour, who starred in many films with tropical flair. With all the new mix-and-match design options, this dress is equally at home at a casual country picnic or a sultry tiki affair. As always, Gertie's “choose your own adventure” instructions will show you the best techniques for a beautifully fitted and constructed garment while letting you be the mistress of your own sewing destiny.
This new and updated Lamour Dress reflects the journey at Charm Patterns. The original version is still very much intact here, with the Three-Way Halter Strap and Three-Quarter Circle Skirt. But they have added two bodice options—a simple Princess Seam Bodice and a Bodice Sash—plus a removable Shoulder Drape, Gathered Shoulder Straps, and a Sarong Skirt. Pair the Sarong Skirt with the Bodice Sash and removable Shoulder Drape for a dress that’s straight out of a 1950s Alfred Shaheen ad. The Gathered Shoulder Straps are wide enough to cover your everyday bra straps. You can use either skirt with any bodice option, and you now have the option to make the dress strapless. As you’ll see in the Design Options chapter, all these variables add up to nine different bodice looks with two skirts to choose from. The Lamour now looks equally at home at a casual picnic or at a high glam vintage tiki party.
Gertie has also extended her sizing to go up to a U.S. size 20 dress and include cup sizes A–H. Glamour girls come in all shapes and sizes, and the size chart reflects that. Make sure to read the fitting chapter for more information on choosing a size, making a test version, and getting your dress to fit like a glove. The instructions have Gerties signature “Choose Your Own Adventure” approach. The steps are divided into units (almost like chapters). At the end of each unit, there is an instruction for where to go next depending on what kind of dress you’re making. And don’t forget to read the Taking Your Dress to the Next Level chapter for ideas to make your dress extra special with couture touches.
Size chart, fabric suggestions and supplies in images.