But my posh frock still doesn't fit.
So I had to make another one.
I purchased the Deer and Doe Aubepine when it was released but surprise surprise I hadn't made it.
Its a very pretty pattern with sweet pleats across the bodice that are echoed in the sleeves.
The waist pulls in with a ribbon running through a casing. I have seen several versions with an elastic waist and faux ribbon tie.
I think I will do that next time too.
The fabric was some hammered silk I picked up on eBay. It fell beautifully but was a nightmare to sew.
I went with a soft jersey lining fabric. It matched the drape of the silk perfectly but, again, was a bear to sew.
But super comfy.
I adore the neckline. Its scooped but not low.
The empire line puffs out a bit, I had some serious underwear on here Ladies, I can guarantee my tummy was flat.
Maybe it was the jersey lining?
So, it was a little fuller on me then the slender model on the website but I am guessing her extra 20 cm's of height probably helped with that.
But Baby, I felt fabulous!
And a good night was had by all!