Monday, 11 May 2015

It Fits - Mostly!

A very Happy Birthday today to my Mum, an avid reader of this blog.  Have a super day.

Today, I'm ready to share my finished bed sheet dress with you.  And here it is in all its glory.

I never thought it would turn out as well as it did.  Even fitting the zip went smoothly.

It's a wonderful pattern, very clear instructions and a lovely style.  This is the actual pattern.

It came to my attention from someone else's blog, I can't remember whose, but it was some time ago and they gave it a very good review. I've been sitting nervously on the pattern for a while until I plucked up the courage to make it with the bed sheet.

I love the pleats at the front of the skirt.  It gives it a good flare.

The darts on the bodice ensure an excellent fit and it even has side pockets.

I made the size 10, which gives me a good fit around the bust but I think my waist is getting thicker as it feels rather snug here.

I like the look of the sleeves but they rather restrict arm movement.

I'm going to make the dress up again shortly with the lovely dress fabric I bought.  I'll adjust for the waist but I think I'll make it sleeveless.

In the meantime, bring on the sunny weather I want to wear my bed sheet version.


  1. Impressive, it looks wonderful. I actually love the sheet, a great pattern.

  2. just lovely. Why not take out the sleeves and do the armholes with bias binding? You probably would wear it more if it felt more comfortable. This dress will certainly give you an idea how to adjust for making the next one. Worth the time wasn't it?

    1. Yes, it certainly was worth it. I've learnt a lot from using the sheet which will make all the difference. I'll be able to cut into the dress fabric I've bought with confidence now.
      And I'll see if I can carefully remove the sleeves from this one to make it more wearable. Thanks for the idea.

  3. Happy Birthday to your Mum! Your dress looks lovely, hope you enjoy wearing it and the one to come too! xx


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