Firstly thank you for the lovely comments about my silk dress. They meant a lot to me.
I sewed quite a lot in 2014, but didn't blog much. The one thing that will drive me away from blogging is the lack of a tripod or a willing photographer!! I do like this dress a lot more than the look on my face suggests.
It is a trial run of Simplicity 1651. I've used a pretty floral print crepe bought from my favourite fabric charity The Fabric Cave. I had enough left over to make a mini skirt for my daughter who refuses to take or pose for blog photos.
I'm still deciding which piece of fabric for the final version and need to make a few minor adjustments to the bodice. There is not enough yardage in any of the pieces being considered to make the full skirt, so I may blend my self drafted pencil skirt rather than the gathered slimline skirt from the pattern. I also plan to make up the half circle skirt from this pattern as a winter skirt. It fits and feels so good.
Now let me swirl around one more time!