A new favourite! I am in love with this dress! So in love, I’m already planning my second 😀
I had bought the cotton madras a while ago with this project in mind. I actually wanted to make it for the TMS’s July ‘Check It Out’ challenge but despite my plans, I didn’t make it until August! The fabric is so light and is just lovely.
The instructions were fairly straight forward and the dress came quickly. The collar and neckline was a bit a teeny bit fiddly but believe me, it’s worth it! I’m really impressed with the finish of the collar. I did have to tack the facings down a little but that’s my personal preference; it makes for easier wearing. 🙂 I chose to make it sleeveless and just faced the armholes with a bias tape that was in my stash. I do think that I need to take them in a little more, maybe hem them another 1/2 inch. They seem to be a little big around the arms and flap too much in the wind. 🙂
The only puzzle I had with this was with the seam on the neckline – I knew I needed to finish the seam and I knew I needed to clim the seam but finishing was not included in the instructions. I wasn’t sure what to do so decided to clip and then finish, which turned out to be tricky. Should I have left the finishing & not overlocked? I thought about that but then worried that it might fray once washed?! Any alternatives would be appreciated!
So here’s the finished dress, on an outing to a local park. It was so comfortable to wear! I was trying to spot an alligator but didn’t find any. 🙁 Maybe next time!