This week there was a UK Sew Weekly meet up /swap meet so the theme is Rule Britannia, red white & blue, all of the crafty ladies dressed in their handmade creations and I assumed they talked about rolled hems, vintage patterns, and certain fabrics, I would of been in my element as long as there was good coffee.
Frantically sifting through my fabric stash throwing piles of fabric over my shoulders to find what I needed I decided to just hop in the car and go to Spotlight and drift around until something caught my eye. I’m not liking that I’m time poor lately it’s forcing me to just whip quick things up where as for this challenge I would of loved to of made a cape coat and a 70′s flare pant but time prevails.
For this dress— although winter is just around the corner this dress is really a summer frock but that’s okay I can throw on a pair of tights and a coat and all will be fine and dandy. I didn’t use a pattern for this dress as it’s basically two pieces of fabric sewn up the sides with some straps to hold her up. I grabbed my fabric marker and marked 2cm increments down the fabric for me to follow stretching the millenery elastic as I went, this process became sooooo tedious I cracked open a bottle of red turned up Dinosaur Jnr to eleven and proceeded along in my own merry way, half baked I finished the dress, fell into bed and woke up with a cracking headache but was very pleased with the out come. Rule, Britannia!!
I really have no idea why these pictures are all leaning to the right…hiccup! I probably thought the camera was sitting straight. Just lean with me.
I think I can get away with wearing this through winter. Yay!!