I signed up with Miss Curlypops Lisette dress sew-a-along yesterday! Today, the dress is made! How quick was that?!
Now, my pictures aren't great unfortunately - I only had a 7 year old and an iphone on hand.
I chose the same fabric from the pattern image cause I thought it was super pretty.
Here's the dress without the tie. I actually haven't made up the tie and don't think I will. I like the pattern in the material broken up by the brown belt below.
I made up a size 14 straight off the pattern without measuring any of me! Risky, yes? It seems to have worked out ok though. I can get it on and off without any difficulty and I think the looseness means I can layer things underneath during winter. I have read a couple of other blogs where people have said the arm hole is a bit baggy and I would tend to agree but I don't have enough technical sewing know how to adjust it. I also think a sweet cardy might solve this (small) problem anyway since we are coming into autumn.
Does the belt need to be wider praps?
I also REALLY liked the addition of pockets on Curlypop's dress too, and considering my sewing skills are pretty basic I think I might borrow them from the pattern I found in this book from the library....
And of course I had to include this one - Oscar's photography director skills in action!
Would I make it again? Yep! Once I'd cut the pattern out it all came together quite quickly. Nothing like instant gratification! Plus I had a little visit to the Sew Lisette flickr group and saw some other dresses in really beautiful fabric. I also pranced about the house this evening in it beltless and quite liked the look of the way it hung. Not too much billowing of fabric where one might be mistaken for being preggers!
Thanks to Cam for the inspiration!