Worn with Asda wedges and a belt I borrowed from my mama.
I am so proud of this make. I wore it yesterday to go and collect my daughter from my mums and decided it was so pretty I needed to go out for a nice coffee at Brodie Country Fayre. I'm pleased and geekily excited to say there were lots of looks from other ladies and I think (so did hubby) that it was well received.
Now I do admit that I struggled not to scream out loud 'it's a duvet cover from Asda' and 'you can make one too' at anyone who gave it a second glance but in the end (with a bit of help from full mouth due to a scrummy prawn wrap) I did manage to hold it in.
I have realised today that I'm not a very good model. I honestly didn't know how to pose so you're getting the best of a bad lot here including pictures complete with a gnome . . . . Don't ask!
'I would like to thank my adoring fans and public for this most prestigious award (an Asda Gnome ~ I do promise I'm not sponsored by Asda haha)'
So back to the dress. I've been making this forever so you guys know by now that's it's a Simplicity Cynthia Rowley 1873 creation with a gathered skirt rather than pleats, reason being I couldn't get the material to hold the pleats properly. I really enjoyed making it this and I see a few more in my future possibly even one with the afore mentioned missing pleats. I will most definitely be using sheets again too because for one they are so big cutting out is easy peasy! Plus talk about cheap!!
Next up on my sewing table is the Colette Sorbetto which is for my sewalong (if you missed my last posts on this you can find them here - Sewalong and here - Part 1 ) I'm going to make my wearable muslin out of the same sheets as this dress actually so yay for lots of material!
As ever I thank you for taking the time to read today, have a good one, Gem xxx