Monday, 25 November 2013
A Bargainous Shift Dress!
Last weekend I made a shift dress, all by myself and in a weekend!! That's pretty good for me!!You might have seen the material on Instagram when I found it for £2 in a charity shop!! What a bargain!
The pattern I used is new look 6643 which I bought from ebay. It was mostly simple to put together but I thought I was a bigger size on my bottom half so cut a larger size on the bottom which wasn't needed. So I needed to do some taking in along the side seams and made the darts bigger to give it some shape. But once I had tweaked it I am very happy with it.
Round the neckline and armholes there was more of the dreaded bias tape which I struggled so much with the sorbetto top. But this time it was easier and once it was ironed it sat well and I was happy with it.
It's a really handy dress to wear to the office and is really comfortable. The only problem is the back is a bit gapey and I don't know how to fix it? Does anybody have any ideas?