The pattern came free when I bought Dressmaking by Alison Smith as a downloadable/print-it-yourself one.
It's a simple style, and super easy to put together. the only thing that caught me of guard was when the instructions told me to do a lapped zip, as I've never done one before. I know, it's the basic method, but I've just left my zips unconcealed before now as I didn't know any better. That's is totally one of the benefits of working through an instructions manual, learning how to do things the proper way, and not just winging it!
And check it out! I'm rather pleased with the result. There is still a small gap at the top of the zip, I'm working on learning to place them high up enough so that goes away.
|my awesome zip!|
I know this is a piece that is going to get a lot of wear, I mean I actually wore it before it was technically finished! I ran out of red cotton before I finished the button hole, so when I wanted to wear it on Saturday, I sewed myself into it! This was fine, until I forgot and went to try on clothes while shopping- I had to do a quick turn and apologise to the changing room staff- I was so embarrassed! lol.