I finished my dress at the end of the ten week course, in which I also learned valuable skills like how to insert different zip types and interfacing, using an overlocker, needle types and their uses, and how to measure yourself properly for patterns. I am really thrilled with the results! The class started up again today after a two week break for Easter, so I thought I'd wear my finished dress for class, and get a few pics to show you. So, here it is....
Ta da! Also shocking that its actually sunny here today (its been dreadful for the past few weeks!)
Accessorised with leggings and a thermal vest (its still cold in the UK), Bakelite bangles, and a black bow waist belt.
And a close up of the top detail. I still can't believe that I actually made this all myself! The most tricky bits were inserting the zipper up the centre back, and the cap sleeves.
I love the shape so much that I already started on another dress, but the sleeveless version, in this lovely Hawaiian fabric that I found at a local discount fabric store, where you buy offcuts by weight. I got 2 metres for just under £4! ($6.00)
And a close up of the print - perfect for summer!
My next projects are a couple of skirts that I have just begun cutting out (both vintage patterns). I'll keep you posted when I have something to show!
When I got home from class, the postman had been and brought me 2 exciting parcels....
The first was this beautiful green Bakelite bangle - I bought this off Etsy for $20 from Illinois, USA. It got to the UK in just 3 days, amazing!
I love the way it makes the other bangles really pop with colour, and how well it matches my new dress!
The other thing was this fab flamingo fabric - how cool is this? I am going to make another sleeveless dress out of this too. At this rate, I'm going to have about 50 dresses in this pattern in different fabrics!
As if you couldn't tell, I absolutely adore print and pattern. As a designer, thats a good job really! Here is a sneak peak at my wardrobe...
Only a couple of plain things in here I think!
The skull, eyeball and triffid vine print dark red dress to the right is one of my own designs that I made for Too Fast :)
Hope you all have a lovely weekend!