Now you only need to look at this blog for 5 minutes to realise I am not one for planning my sewing. However as I have been looking at everyone's projects it's clear that I needed/wanted the following;
- clothes for dealing with Hong Kong summers, I'm always unprepared
- more colour and prints
- more dresses
Well tick, tick and tickety-tick, here is a great little summer dress from BWOF that I can see me making again.
On me - this is a night shot and I can't decide if it's easier to see the details with or without flash so here's both.
This is very easy to make, the pattern is supposed to be cut on the bias and I didn't have enough fabric for a bias layout, but this is a stretch cotton so I figured it would be OK. It does look closer fitting on me than the model but I think that is more my, erm non-model shape than the bias vs straight grain.
I used a self fabric drawstring in this version, and remembered to read the cutting instructions this time so I could add in the right seam and hem allowances. However I didn't read the sewing instructions and incorrectly put in the zipper before adding the neckband, so I had to finish the top of the band with 2 hooks and eyes. Bit fiddly to do up myself, but better than taking out the zipper I thought!