Saturday, 20 June 2015

Pretty Dress

It's taken a while but I have finally made the summer dress I have been wanting to make.  You may recall the trial run - the bed sheet dress.  I was so thankful that I had had that trial run because the dress went together like a dream and I felt so much more confident making it.  So here it is.

I made it exactly the same as the bed sheet dress, leaving off the sleeves.

All the darts and pleats went well and the length is perfect.

I love this pattern.  The dress is so flattering and pretty.  I have more fabric I could use, so I think another of these dresses will definitely be made soon.

It's Eve's graduation shortly, so I'm so happy I have this lovely dress to wear.

A note on the photos - I never seem to amaze myself, that in my 54 years, there are still blindingly obvious things that I'm only just learning.  I realised that I have a timer on my camera and so I don't have to wait for someone else to take photos of me!  I was experimenting for the first time with these photos, the camera was perched on a box which was on the top step of a ladder.  I think it worked reasonably well.  Isn't life wonderful when you discover something new, even if it should have been obvious before.

Have a good weekend.


  1. You are so clever with the dresses - have you applied for the sewing bee? You should:)

  2. It must be nice to sew well like you, because you have picked a style that suits your beautiful figure well x

  3. Lovely dress. Is it an old pattern or a current one I could buy in the shops? The timer on the cameras is a great invention

    1. Thanks Sheila, the pattern is a current one, it's Simplicity 2444.

  4. love this dress and the material drapes well. I like the pattern too. Just need the sun to shine now!

  5. Your dress is fantastic and it looks fantastic on you!!!! It is indeed great when you work out how to do new things!! xx

  6. A beautiful dress and so professionally finished. What a wonderful occasion to wear it, a graduation.


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