Remember me showing you the 50p duvet and thinking I could make a dress out of it. Well I have and here it is.
Excuse the photos today was the first good day weather wise for ages, It was bitterly cold (they have forecast snow.)
I love vintage so it was only a matter of time before I tackled a vintage pattern, I particularly liked the scoop neck and bodice on this pattern. This dress has been very tricky to fit on my little shoulders, I had to reshape the back making the scoop higher, and also take in excess fabric, then do a full bust adjustment on the front, I think I lost some of that lovely sweep due to the shape of my shoulders, but the dress does stay in place which I am more happier about.
I really like the feel of the dress, It will be so nice and cool in the summer, it feels very feminine. I wanted a shrug to go with it, and keep with the 50's feel. So I scoured the charity shops and came across a long cardigan with a tie belt. I cut it down turned the hem up towards the right side and then added the belt to the edge, covering the raw edges of the hem, I hand stitched this.