I have a wedding to go to this weekend and a complete loathing of clothes shopping (I am both tall *and* podgy, a lose-lose combo when it comes to off-the-peg clothes), so I decided to make something instead! *Two* somethings! Same pattern (by Simplicity), different Liberty Lawn prints, both from stash when I discovered that I had by chance bought exactly enough of each of these for the pattern. I adore both of these prints and bought them thinking they'd become patchwork, but this works too! (And there's still scraps left, lol!)
I'm not a dressmaker, I'm a quilter, and now I remember why! I don't much like cutting out clothing patterns and I don't like having to cope with not-flat things! Also, I hadn't really altered the pattern enough so I ended up having to lose a pretty substantial amount of fabric from the two back seams, which was a challenge. Still, it's wearable now!
This one went much more smoothly and swiftly - I adjusted the pattern to better suit my figure and it shows. I think this'll be the one I wear on the day.
The ribbon tie around the back isn't in the original pattern, but I liked that it helps give me a little more shape and it balances the colour of the front ribbons too.