A different type of Megan

One of my favourite garments out of the Love At First Stitch book is the Megan dress.  It’s easy to make and it fits me without having to alter anything!

I made two Megans a few months ago, both from thicker fabrics though so they aren’t really suitable for the Summer weather.  The first one I made was far too short as a dress so I wear it with skinny jeans.  The second one is lovely but has a pucker on the zip and the skirt and bodice didn’t match up so it has an extra pleat. :-/

I had put a cotton Megan on my to make list and finally got around to making it last week.  This was my third dress of the week too!  When cutting the fabric, I decided that I would like a sleeveless version.  I wasn’t quite sure if this would work so I made sure I had just enough fabric for sleeves just incase!

Even though I had traced & cut the Megan pattern before…I had lost it so had to re-trace & cut.  This prompted me to label all my traced patterns and put all of them in a place where I know they are.  During the tracing process, I also realised that I had traced one of the darts too narrow last time – I had followed the wrong line!  This would have been why the skirt and bodice didn’t match!  It was an ‘ah-haaa!’ moment!

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The Week of Megan Dresses

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I havent deviated from my plan yet! I am still working systematically through the Love At First Stitch book from Tilly Walnes. The next project in the book is the Megan dress. This is a dress that had appeared on my Twitter and Instagram feed quite a lot recently so I was really looking forward to making one for myself. I didn’t have any medium weight cottons in so chose firm woven polyester knits for both makes!

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