Sunday, October 24, 2010

A dress, or three

Finally, finally, I got around to making my Enid Gilchrist simple empire line dress... I drafted it out and sewed my 'muslin' here ... I don't know why it took me so long to make it for real, but I'm pretty happy with the result :) I made a couple of mods to the pattern, making the neck and armholes slightly lower than the pattern ... the neck was purely a design choice, but going on my past experience making Enid dresses, the armholes would otherwise have been a bit tight.Next time, I will also put in a back pleat on the skirt ...standing up is fine, trying to get elegantly into the rear seat of a friends car was no so fine! :D

The other two dresses were mostly made by my daughter ... after nearly finishing them, and then realising that they were too big for her
(and not wanting to be bothered with taking in the seams some),
she gave them to me (minus zip closures and hems) :)
I love them both, but especially the yellow floral one (awesome thrifted sheet from Savers).
For the white and blue one she used New Look 3968 and the yellow floral, Butterick 4980


Siân@Toru said...

HI. Are you still updating this blog? I like your use of old patterns and fabric finds.

Michelle said...

Just bought my first Enid book today!! I think i have found my new love!!