It's a knit!!! As you know I don't typically sew knit for clients, or myself so this is somewhat of a triumph. The fabric came from Ann at Gorgeous Fabrics. She was everso helpful and once I told her what colours I wanted and which pattern I would be using, she did the rest!
I cut a 12, decided to do a FBA, then changed my mind and stuck it all back together again (don't ask?!) My bust measures 35" which is the finished bust width of the dress, so I just added 5/8" to the side seam allowances and that did the trick. The dress itself is extremely easy to put together, but those sleeves took some concentration I can tell you!
|A lot of pins and a lot of snipping|
|worth the effort though|
I'm going out for dinner on Saturday with a few friends so will wear this - it's navy and I have a lovely pair of navy platforms begging to be worn!
I'm training the dog to use my camera, it might be a quicker process than waiting for Ian to take pictures...
Not sure what my next project will be - I supose I should start on my purple coat but something's making me hold back on that one?
I made this dress whilst watching/listening to Les Miserables 25th anniversary concert filmed at the O2 in London