Tuesday, 26 December 2017

My little red dress




While this year has flown by I still remember buying this butterfly silk print from Selective Fine Fabrics and thinking 'this would make a great blouse'. It's become my little red dress.
Running in style had some really good ideas to plan a little red dress.
I chose the Wanda dress by Eliza M that I made this time last year in a snake tencil print.


The bodice pieces were already adjusted and this time I fully lined the dress.
I still used the size 12 but I moved in the bust pleats as they were too close to the side seams and not under the bust. 

The aqua piping from earlier this month was used at the front waistline.

The centre back zipper seams all matched and if I'd bought enough fabric for the dress I would have matched the print too. Over buying fabric does make the difference if you want to match prints across every seam point.
The side hem hints at the piecing I did to get enough fabric from the silk I bought.
The piecing simply looks like a shadow.
Fully lining the dress makes it sit better while the hemline looks like it's dancing.
I wore this dress all day on Christmas Day and it felt like wearing a soft feather.
The colours in the print drew my eye so I'm pleased I was able to squeeze a 'Wanda dress' out of it.

Happy holidays everyone.
Loving prosecco this Summer.
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