**At the minute I’m posting images and inspiration of garments I will be re-making in the near future, I will of course be updating you on my progress of these re-makes.
And so to another Marilyn dress I would like to re-make that I think could be fairly inexpensive to do; the cherry print dress from her last completed film in 1961 The Misfits. I really love this film, Marilyn looks beautiful and it’s a really nice story. It’s also Clark Gable’s final film. I guess I like it alot because of the animal welfare message in the film as I’m a big animal lover myself, besides that I think Marilyn looks amazing in her simple outfits and slightly longer hair.
I’ve found a couple of fabrics so far that I think are pretty close to the dress:
Maybe I’ll go for the 2nd cherry print as there are no leaves on the original dress, I think it’s closer. I can do most of the work for this on the mannequin rather than flat cutting pieces, the skirt and bust drape on the body gathered into the waist.
A backless number again (I told you I was a sucker for them) I’ll put a concealed zip in the back to keep the waist tight, and make some rouleaux for the shoulder ties. I’m quite excited to start this one as I can see it being more achievable than some other dresses on my list!