For my dress I had planned to make up the pencil version and even bought some fabulous fabric. However I had some fitting issues and time was flying by so I decided to go with the gathered version for now. I used a vintage single bed sheet picked up from an opshop recently and there was only just enough fabric.
The dress is drafted with no ease so after some trial and error I ended up cutting and sewing a size 8 to give myself 1" of extra room. Next time I might need to use the size 10 as I had to sew up the side seams and zipper seam with 1/4"seam allowance rather than the 5/8 instructed. I NEED ease, otherwise known as food and movement room!
And the skirt; it's so freakin' big! Before I shortened and hemmed it I felt like a barbie doll cake, and I mean that in a good way. I loved the look of the mid-calf length poofy skirt but thought a shorter skirt would fit my lifestyle better. I cut 4" off and used 1" for hemming. Do you think this dress is too fancy for everyday wear? I can't decide, but I want the answer to be "no, you can wear this dress everywhere!".
Giveaway is now closed.