This was the eventual winner was a nice slim fitting day dress with a contrast trim and puffed sleeves.
Well, Lady K Loves has been hard at work and we now have a very rough Muslin of the made up dress!
There’s still a few changes to make. The sleeves will be slightly shorter and with more “puff” and the neckline is being lowered very slightly. I’ve also asked Kessie if we can make the skirt slightly looser, so it’s less like a pencil skirt. You can also see that we added a bust seam that wasn’t in the original drawing to give it a nicer fit.
This is the fabric I think we’re going to make it up in. It’s a gorgeous striped fabric which will be perfect for that glorious summer that I KNOW is just around the corner, I’m thinking straw hat, crochet gloves, glass of Pimms. Bliss.
I think it could be worn into autumn as well with a thicker pair of stockings and some sturdy brown leather accessories! I do like to make sure my frocks do double duty!
Hopefully it shouldn’t be too long now before you can see a finished product. If you pop over to Andi B Goode you can see how her 50s wrap dress is coming along too!