Round of applause please I have a dress that I made all by myself. I was able to give over a whole weekend to making this and I am really please with the result, which is a bit of a boost following on from the disappointment of the camisole top,
The familiarity of having already made the pattern gave me quite a bit of confidence and I was much quicker this time round. I did not spend so much time hanging round in my bedroom looking into the mirror with bits pinned on which probably helped to speed up the process.
I was worried that there is still a bit of gapping at the side and I think I should have made the straps slightly shorter but having worn it these are minor problems that only I was aware of. I am thrilled with the way it has turned out, it is exactly what I envisioned.
The fabric was nice to work with although it was quite difficult to tell which was the right side ( it had a little sticker on it when it came from Abakhan fabrics) but I figured if I had got it wrong anywhere and couldn't tell then no one else is going to notice either. It washes and irons really nicely and I just need some nice weather so that I can get some wear again now I am back from my holidays. The photos are courtesy of lovely husband taken in Lanzarote.
A quick update on the beleaguered camisole top, I used the colour run rescue pack and it did get rid of the loose dye, however, it also faded the ric-rac colour and the fabric has shrunk slightly making the fit a little snug. I will wear it around the house and garden but it just seems that this garment was not fated to be successful.
Are you sewing anything for your holidays?