And I was naughty and made extra garments,but sometimes you have to be a little bit norty.
I went with the Lisette Continental pattern and made all three pieces.
|with double length self belt|
The fabric I chose was a fine voile from Spotlight sent to me by the lovely Justine.
When I cut it out it felt a wee bit flimsy and I was concerned it may cling,so,as I had the yardage,I decided to self line the dress.
|with my leather cinch belt|
I decided to use some of my scraps of my precious speckled voile to make binding and another tie.
As I wanted it just spotty one way I attached the binding completely on one side.
The only place that was bit tricky was the front were the gathering sat and there I used a tip from my 'wish she was my mum' friend Deb. She recommended using three rows of gathering thread when really firm gathers were required (think Village Frock).
It worked really well!
I wore it manning the cake stall at Sports Day and was told I looked as fresh as a daisy.
(Okay,the old boy was at least 70 but I will take it)
Continuing my speckled love......
I made the top in a size 14. I love it a little bigger in the voile but I will definitely make the 12 next time. It was a little big all over.
The skirt I will have to size back. I wore it today and by the end of my grocery shopping I was having to hitch it up.
I think it will be fine over a shirt as the velvet ribbon waist stay will grip a little.
I am pleased.
Selfish sewing is fun!
Special thanks to Lidia for taking the photos.