My New Year's resolution this year was to make more clothes, so I set the challenge of making one new item each month. This evolved into making one new thing a month (you can see my previous goodies here). I started so well and then, as usual, my interest went elsewhere and I stopped, which means i'm four months behind on hand-making heaven. Until now!
As you know,i'm a bit partial to the 50s, so of course, I chose another 50s style dress to make! Yes, i'm that predictable. I'm really pleased with how the dress turned out even if, as the Bot put it, it rather resembles a 1950s apron!
I made dress view D
I'm a sucker for a polka dot and couldn't resist this retro looking beauty, which came in at £5.99 per metre (I needed two metres for this dress)
The pattern pieces
Pin the pattern to the fabric
The bodice, starting to take shape
Front pockets, done
Bodice attached to skirt
Adding the trim (I chose a lemon sorbet colour, the same colour as one of the polka dots)
Buttonholes taking shape
Top tip: always iron/press before sewing a seam, it makes life sew (oh come on, like you couldn't resist!) much easier
Et voila, the finished result!
Recognise the hair? Seeing as i'd gone to all the effort to style it up for the Matalan blogger competition it seemed rude to waste it! (In other news my tan has massively faded; these pics were only taken on Sat and i'm already looking back and feeling sad that i'm no longer that brown. Yes, i'm vain, deal with it.)
I'm off to Secret Garden Party festival tomorrow, cannot wait! I've got my fancy dress costume at the ready, my sequins are primed and I can't wait to start jumping around in a field (and most likely getting covered in mud if this weather continues). See you next week kiddos! xx