I had promised to post a pic of the dress I made for my Birthday, actually on the day – but that was probably a little ambitious, what with going out for lunch and surprises in the evening. It was such a lovely day and I will do an update soon with some more images from the day.
In the meantime – here’s the dress. I was surprised by the poplin, it feels lovely to wear, but was quite sloppy to sew with. Having said that, I would definitely use it again because the overall result is good and I think it works well with this era and style of dress.
The pattern, I bought from eBay, would recommend this seller – she’s very nice and it was nicely wrapped with extra tissue paper to wrap the pattern in after it was cut, which felt like a gift in itself.
All I did to alter the pattern for me, was bring the neckline down by an inch, lose 2 inches from the back seam and shorten the dress by a couple of inches. I wore with 60 Deniers and Vivienne Westwood / Melissa heels.
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