A warning about the pattern - I bought a size 14 and made a mock up first(as I always do with older patterns). The extra fabric at thr front that drapes made me look like I was wearing a maternity dress - I think the drape on this dress would be beautiful on a pregnant woman! I have altered the pattern slightly so that there is less fabric at the front and looks better.
Here is the mock up(made from unwanted cotton bedsheet)
In terms of fabric... I am still undecided - But I have two
I have a jersey fabric from fabricland.co.uk
I have not worked with Jersey before, so I have just been looking up advice on tips. As it stretches, i wonder if I can get away without adding the zip at the back, as I have read how tricky it is to sew zips into jersey :/ any advice there?
My other possible choice is a cotton voile from Truro Fabrics (UK) http://www.trurofabrics.com
- a great shop a friend told me about. To far to visit in person but their online shop is such a delight in comparison to Fabricland.co.uk!
Both of these fabrics are transparent and require a lining! Boo!!Which ever fabric does not get used will be made into a skater dress i think!