Dress finished today

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I found a little free time to start sewing the fabric I showed you in my last post and in a couple of hours I had the dress finished. It’s a really easy pattern to make up and I’m particularly pleased with the way the stand up collar frames the face. That jersey fabric has a lot of body and is quite structural – perfect for this style of neckline.

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The pattern is drafted to be very wide at the shoulders (or maybe I’m narrow there – it would be nice to be narrow somewhere!) and I had to adjust that to fit. If I use it again I shall make a few other alterations too. I’m not sure I want those pleats at the front and back of the skirt – I think it might be more flattering to have a smoother line so I’ll shape the side seams to taper towards the waist and add darts instead of pleats. I’m also thinking it would make sense to lengthen the bodice so I can wear the dress with a deep belt. At the moment it’s almost empire line. As you can tell by now, when I use a commercial dressmaking pattern it is only ever a starting point – I like to make a few changes along the way.

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It’s surprising there’s time for anything other than watching TV at the moment, what with Wimbledon in full swing, the final matches in the European footy and of course, our favourite event, the Tour de France. The map of the route is displayed on the side of the fridge and there’s Cavendish listed as winner for the first stage!! Three week’s of great viewing in store – although I watch it for the glorious French landscape and the chateau spotting as much as the cycling itself.

Thanks for visiting today.

Love Linda x[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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