The Sarong Dress

Our newest dress pattern

The Sarong Dress - with boning and optional reversible bolero


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Pattern details and variations:


The Sarong Dress has a lined bodice with princess seams on a very wiggly pencil skirt that is tailored with darts and a hem split in the back centre. You can choose from multiple variations to make it yours with tie straps, traditional wide or thin straps, a halter neck or be daring and go strapless. You can make a small gather to change it to a beautiful sweetheart neckline. The sarong skirt panel is also gathered and ties on the hip.


The bolero is reversible and designed to turn just slightly along the lapel line and show off a contrast.


Fabric and notions:


We made our sarong dress in a rayon bird of paradise print that was found at Spotlight. There is an orange pom pom trim along the sarong skirt panel hem and also on the bolero sleeves. Our bolero is the same fabric as the dress on one side and a block colour orange cotton on the other. Trim and orange cotton fabric were also from Spotlight. Our dress closes with a centred dress zip, but just as easily could have an invisible zip inserted.




Photographed at St Kilda Pier by Dan Bamford.

Pattern by Amy Macondald.

Modelled by Laura Thomey.

Made by Dan Bamford and Amy Macdonald.

Hair and makeup by Dan Bamford.


Dan was taught the technique to creating Victory Rolls and a classic 1940s makeup look by Miss Lee in the Thread Den 1940s Hair and Beauty Workshop.

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