I loved making this dress!
|Tilly and the Buttons Love at First Stitch Book|
I love the empire line of the Megan dress but the neckline/no sleeves of Lilou, so I thought they must be from the same block so thought I would mash them together as they must be from the same block, and said (Jeremy Clarkson style) 'How hard can it be?'
|The orange lines are the Megan bodice and the blue lines are Lilou|
I self lined this as had lots of fabric left - I only had 2 metres so this is an economical make with a sizeable scrap left over.
|Think the angle of this photo is horrific|
Now, I was totally in love with this dress but these photos are awful! I think its more me in the dress rather than the dresses fault to be honest but now I am not sure. It looks too big over my belly and hips, making me look bigger than I am.
I didn't really try with pattern matching either, and I don't think it matters to be honest so not worrying about it.
Next time I would like to take some width out of the straps and lower the neckline a wee bit as well as take side seams in a bit.
I decided to take some pride in the insides of this dress, the bodice is lined and all seams are bias bound - I am sure this technique has a proper name but I am not sure what it is. The skirt is also hemmed with bias.
So neat! Definitely the way forward until I can afford an overlocker.
Anyway, I loved this dress, not so much after the photos, I may try more photos at some point to try make me feel better!
Thanks for reading!