Having endured a day of interruptions and limited working space, I finally managed to make a dress. Two in fact but I have no finished photos of the second so I'll leave that out for now....batteries died in the camera!
I am not good at sewing. Fact. Anyone who prides themselves in perfection please look away now.....I hate patterns, (never understand them), can't be bothered to pre-wash fabric or iron as I go, (although ironing always gives a better finish). I want my dress and I want it now!!
So, to start with I took a dress I'd made previously and sort of cut around it in a very makeshift and haphazard manner:
I then had two pieces cut for the skirt:
I did this for all the pieces I'd need to recreate the same dress, (my second dress is a modification of this as there are at least 3 of these pieces that seem a waste of time to me)!! :
As you can see I lined the breast bits to stop them being see-through and add a bit more structure. Finally, I sewed them all together in the quickest way possible!! It has a zip at the back which I just did with the normal sewing foot as I have no zipper foot here at the moment. Hey presto, we have a dress!! :
This fabric was £1 per meter! Very cheap dress and I know it fits me so happy days. Going to make 5 or 6 in total to see me through the summer.
Bubba is very naggy today so no time to post anything else! Hope you're all well xxx
Edit : Here is a photo of the second dress I made. Not the most beautiful in the world but looks nice on!