This dress took no time at all to make and I think I’ve finally found a pattern that forgives the use of cheap, unidentifiable fabrics from Walthamstow!
By a stroke of luck I have just realised that I have shoes to match! Look, my favourite colour bias binding (as used on my Bright Little Laurel and sneaked into this make) actually matches my shoes …
The only change I made on this pattern was to make it slightly a-line, but I also jiggled a bit with the armscye and shoulder width and added a tiny bit to the hem.
Even the zip went in pretty well (hmm, though perhaps a hook and eye wouldn’t go amiss there!) .
Okay, so mine is a pretty simple version but the beauty of this pattern is that there is so much room to really personalise your dress and I will certainly make another (collars, short sleeves, ricrac ooh, endless possibilities). Just hop on over to the Flickr page for entries to the Colette contest, what a talented and imaginative bunch of sewists there are out there!
It’s good to see some familiar faces pop up, I love Scruffy’s impressively lovely and huge collection of luscious Laurels and Taracat has amazed all with her off the planet (that’s an absolute compliment) imagination (fishes and bubbles on a Laurel? Genius)!
A brilliant contest, not only for making everyone get creative but also for giving me an incentive to make a new dress … I can see why everyone is filling their wardrobes with Laurels, it’s addictive!