I have been sewing again.
First the background info…
This is the pattern
I was inspired by two people who had already made this dress
The first was CowRoad here .
Marjan gave me some advice that I am so glad I heeded….
….she said the dress was cut small and she was right…. I cut it two sizes larger than I needed!
The second was here Gertis’s Blog she made five and each one very different.
The pattern is easy to make up and very suitable for a beginner….
…. just remember to cut larger than your own size!
Here is mine…..
Please not that this dress has already been worn and washed….
several times…its a keeper!
The fabric I have had for eons
I kept it very simple and sewed some lace on the hem…I think it looks like my slip is showing…
The lace is handmade and old
I used a little machine embroidery to stitch it on…
the zip was recycled
Only the pattern to pay for
A very cheap dress.
and of course lets see the shoes I wear with it….
Do you remember this?
Well eventually I made a dress to match…
Its from another vintage pattern not the same one as the coat…but I can’t find it!!
It has a lovely shaped seam under the bust….
and here it is where it belongs under the coat….
…I am actually sewing clothes for myself!
….three so far and counting.
I am progressing nicely with my plan of having a homemade wardrobe and wearing it!!
This is my next one, I do like a little sleeve cover