Known for being slow to throw anything away, it languished in a black bag till I decided to use the zip for another project. Then it occurred to me! You can have this dress again if you want it, just remake it! Yes, I know, I'm slow on the uptake.
I drew pattern pieces remembering to add my seam allowances, self drafted a lining after all the pieces of the dress are put together.
The original was sleeveless, so I drafted a three quarter sleeve for myself.
So many pieces, my patience was sorely tested on this one!
|Styling it out with a pleat at the front.|
|My model is a little less blessed in the posterior that I am.It's a whole different look on me.|
I was naughty and didn't produce a toile. I added extra allowance to the main body pieces as the original dress was snug, however I found the pieces didnt match the yoke too well. I altered the pattern pieces for future use, but on this dress I opted to style it out by adding a pleat at the front.
The fabric was an impulse buy in a fabric shop in Hackney. It was lovely elderly man who was behind the counter and his customer service skills were so great I bought a lot more fabric than I intended. I'm not even sure what the fabric is, it was labelled as cotton, but I'm sure there's wool in it. It's heavy, especially after lining, but I like it.
Called the St Patricks dress, as first time I wore it someone told me to wear it on St Patrick's Day.
That's a complement right? I took it mean that it's a lovely shade of green and not that I look like a leprechaun.