|A skirt I adjusted 3 years ago|
She chose both the pattern and the fabric. She bought this mellow yellow 45" wide cotton percale with a pattern of flowers. I added tan wooden buttons as I know she will only wear this with the combination of narrow belt, any one of her pairs of shoes and her large school bag, all in tan. I love it that she wears ankle socks with this dress (in white or a light colour). My sister bought her the yellow bracelet; it almost matches the main dress colour.
The Blog Bit
DID IT LOOK LIKE THE PATTERN ENVELOPE?
Judge for yourself. I've seen this dress on many a figure in many a blog and have not seen one I don't like more than the photo on the front of the 'lope.
HOW EASY WAS IT?
Quite. I made it over two afternoons. The only difficult bit was the binding on the collar. I don't take well to reading instructions so I placed the pattern willy nilly, thinking I'd have enough for a headscarf. I ran out of the fabric so I could not even make the required self bias; I really hate the satin bias I used in its place. But she likes it and so do others so I'll live with it. Like I have a choice.
DID YOU MAKE ANY ADJUSTMENTS TO THE PATTERN?
Yes. I enlarged the Peter Pan of the collar at her request and during construction, I reversed the centre back pleat
WOULD YOU MAKE IT AGAIN?
YES. The 18 Y O wants another one in plain navy or navy and white stripes.
My next project is a simple top I drafted from a Lutterloh pattern. It will be for me and I will like it!
What's white and fluffy and hangs around in trees?