I made it up with Michael Miller's "Eiffel Tower" fabric that I was receiving for Christmas, from my darling husband. I picked it naturally. He he.
I made it in a record time of 3 hours from tracing/ cutting to sewing, in my last class 2 weeks ago. I only had the hemming and zip left to do at home, which I left till 10pm on Christmas eve. So the zip could be better as I rushed it slightly, I have plans to put in a longer zip as I feel the 16 inch is a little too short. So it really only took about 4.5 hours, the last 1.5 hours I mucked around a lot, I was cooking as well as sewing. I can be Suzy home maker when the mood strikes.
I have to say I am very happy with how it turned out with one exception. My exception is I had to take the dress in so much at the waist when putting the zip in, it was so baggy the first time and the second it was too tight! The third time was a charm. I wore it with a belt in the morning, by the end of lunch it was off! Its a very good fit and I'm proud of myself for giving it a go. I think I'll make this dress again in a different fabric.
I should state that I originally saw the fabric from Rachel's blog, she inspired me to buy it when I saw it online. I feel slightly bad that I keep copying her ideas, but as they say imitation is the highest form of flattery! Thanks Rachel, for having great style.
I saw that the print comes in soft pink and black, should I get some to make a skirt or just leave it?
I found this sweet necklace in equip! It compliments the dress perfectly.
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Have a safe new year everyone! Stay safe in this crazy holiday time.
Thanks for reading.