I wanted to make a new dress for New Years Eve. Why, I don't know. We didn't go anywhere and were asleep long before midnight! However, it was a good excuse for a new dress!
I had picked up a bunch of remnants from a local op shop for only 50 cents each - bargain! I planned to use the fabric as muslins (when you roughly make a pattern from cheap fabric first to test fit etc). This pretty navy and green (my favourite colour combo!) fabric really appealed to me. It also has a bit of stretch, so was perfect for a fitted dress.
I am so happy with the result!
This pattern by Simple Sew came free with the Love Sewing magazine - the pattern was the reason I bought the magazine! I loved everything about it!
I only made 2 small changes:
- I added 2cm length to the bodice, everything else was just fine.
- The pattern had an open slit in the back; I made it a vented slit so the backs of my thighs aren't exposed.
It's rare that I get such a good fit without too many alterations! The skirt is a little looser, which I love as it gives me more of an hourglass shape than I really have!
This really is a 50 cent dress (the zipper was from Nona's stash!) so naturally I pair it with the most expensive shoes I own! Why not?!