So here is my May make, if a little delayed! June and July will follow shortly! This make was to wear for a vintage soirée held at the Bakewell baking festival. My husband had bought me a fantastic dress kit from cloth kits, including some stunning fabric. I was too scared to make the initial dress with the fabric it came with and so raided my stash and decided to use some black and white spotty fabric that I had bought from Abakhan ages ago.
With being so busy before the festival I had contemplated buying a dress, however I really did want to stick to my sew not buy pledge. I still think it looked great, even if I rushed some bits of it. I definitely know the bits that I need to work on when I come to make the next dress.
The instructions that came with the pattern were extremely easy to follow. The pattern is designed for those at an intermediate level. I wouldn’t quite say I’m that advanced, however there were parts where it just said ‘insert zip’ or ‘princess seams’ and you would need to know what to do. However a bit of googling and I was sorted! I love the fit and style of the dress and can see it might become a wardrobe staple. It would look fantastic with a little petticoat underneath to flare out the skirt a little.
It was a fantastic night and a great way to raise money for the charity.
Pattern: free as was a present
Fabric: approx £6 (not too sure as had it that long!) plus £1.20 for zip. Interfacing for neckline used from stash.