I may as well change the name of my blog to "The Marilla Walker Appreciation Page"! If we weren't friends I think she would suspect me of stalking her. Ho hum, that's what you get for designing all the things I want to wear right now!
I finished this dress at about 11pm the night before going on a lovely jaunt to London to meet up with Marilla, Jo and Jane where I bought way more fabric than I normally do, and way more than I intended! Among the bits I bought was a beautiful piece of burgundy coloured corduroy which I am intending to use for some Roberts dungarees, but that may have to wait a while as I have loads to be getting on with at the moment!
For this dress I used the final pattern and not the tester version which I had for my jumpsuit. I decided to size down for this version for a slightly sleeker silhouette to a size two and am happy with how this turned out. I like my jumpsuit being a bit roomier but I prefer this fit for a dress.
The fabric I used this time is a lightweight stretch denim from eBay. The stretch makes it so comfortable to wear - and explains why I could size down and still get it over my hips!! I could quite happily live in this dress. In fact I have done for the past week (hence the crumply look) which means I obviously need more.
I lined the bib and the pockets with scraps of my favourite ever fabric (used previously here). In fact, I think I need to try wearing this with my Mathilde underneath for a really matchy matchy look - I think it'd be a winner!
For some reason, even though this dress is a relatively quick make, it still took me a week to finish. Is anyone else finding the weather/clocks changing/general drizzle a bit draining at the moment? I start sewing something, sit down to think about it and the next thing I know it's bed time! I've got a dinner thing to go to next weekend and want to make myself a new top to wear and I need to produce a Victorian outfit for the child's school so I really need to crack on with things but I'm struggling to stay motivated. I think I'm going to try a reward chart - if it works for toddlers it might just work for me!!