Friday 30 August 2013

My First Dress

Ta-dah!  Here’s my first dress:

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The pattern is Simplicity 2247, from the Amazing Fit collection.  The fabric is (cheap) cotton from Fabricland.  I’m lucky enough to have a shop fairly nearby, in Brighton.

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I am really pleased with the fit!  I think it’s the first time I’ve ever really fitted a garment.  It was a lot of fiddling getting DH to pin it up, or struggling with the zip myself!  But worth it I think.  I originally made the dress in the larger size, but it was way too big, so cut this one down a size, and it fits with not too much adjustment! 

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I don’t usually wear dresses, except out in the evening.  (I am usually in jeans/trousers, especially as I cycle to most local places) But, I have already worn this one out in the day!  It is very comfortable and feels great – success!


Chicken Licken said...

Ooo clever girl. Looks lovely!

Burnice said...

looking good Mrs! Well done.

Alison said...

Well done, looks lovely!
Alison xx

alexa said...

You have made a lovely dress here and it really suits you!

Rhona said...

Just found your blog from Fiona's (Staring at the sea). Your dress is lovely, I really like the style you've chosen. A pattern I may need to have a look at (though I haven't made myself a dress in years!). I see you're not far from me, are there many decent fabric shops in Worthing - someone mentioned a quilting one?