Taking out all the non-giveaway comments, comment number 4 is:
Congratulations Sophie! One Anise pattern coming up!
Now, in an attempt to blog some of the backlog of finished sewn items, I’m posting some hastily taken photographs of a Peony dress that I made back in NOVEMBER.
|Will I ever look comfortable in front of the camera? I’m guessing not.|
I actually made TWO muslins of the peony bodice since pretty much everyone had mentioned fitting issues with the Peony, and I took a load of photos, meaning to blog my progress, but… well… that never happened! Oddly, after doing an FBA on the bodice, I was still really struggling with the fit, and in desperation, copied Rochelle’s changes to her Peony, even including the two tucks at the neckline! Thanks Rochelle, for doing all the hard work for me!
I wanted to make the Peony for a wedding in December, and knew that I’d need to make it up first in another, less precious fabric to make sure I was happy with the fit, so I bought this floral polycotton from the market for £4 a metre. I really liked this print even though it’s really busy and more girly than my usual style, and I’m pleased to say that it has seen a lot of wear since November!
I don’t really have all that much to say about the dress really… It’s a shame that the busy print camouflages the tucks at the neckline, because I actually really like that about the dress.
|Tucks! Can you see them?|
I’ve been wearing the dress with thermal tights and a cardigan, but I’m hoping once the weather gets better (come on now, it’s April for crying out loud, I’m ready to see the SUN!) I can just wear the dress on it’s own.