I guess this is my dress for January. We're going to a wedding in March, the perfect excuse to make a pretty, swooshy dress out of some fun balloon print fabric.
The pattern is turning in to my absolute favourite, the style is right up my street- half of my ready to wear dresses are the same! It's Simplicity 4070, I've made it twice now, but the first attempt didn't go to plan.
I cut a size twelve at the neck and shoulders down to a 14 at the waist.
I think I need a belt to break up the pattern though, I'm thinking Tilly's Bow Belt would be perfect! I've got enough lining fabric left to make it, it's a bright pink sateen/crepe type fabric, it will look lovely!!!
Fabric: 100% cotton for the dress and up-cycled polyester curtains for the lining
Notions: One 14" Zip
Challenges: This dress was really easy to put together, Lovely!
Lessons Learnt: Hand sewing the zip isn't worth it :D
Hours: 8 or so.
Cost: I got the fabric for my birthday last year (thanks Dad!), the lining cost about £4 from a second hand store and £1 for the zip
Do it again?: Absolutely, love, love, love this dress style.