Have you been enjoying the Sew Weekly Reunion? There are some gorgeous pics in the Flickr group. The challenge was to use colours from the Pantone autumn palette, and I already had this vintage Laura Ashley fabric with two of the colours – emerald and vivacious.
The pattern is Simplicity 2644, which I won during Sew Grateful Week from Ellin at Ellikitty – thanks again Ellin!
Sadly, I’m not in love with this dress. It’s a lovely shape, and I will make the pattern again, but I think the fabric is wrong. It’s too thin and strange creases appear. I also had to do a lot of unpicking due to stupid mistakes, which doesn’t help the way I feel about it!
I have quite a bit of this fabric left, so I think I’ll recycle the dress and make something else out of it. Ah well, it’s a learning experience this sewing lark!
Fabric: vintage Laura Ashley cotton. Green cotton lining recycled from old dress.
Notions: zip, thread
Pantone Challenge colors: emerald and vivacious
Pattern: Simplicity 2644
Time to complete: 2 days
First worn: 31 August
Wear again? Hmm….no.
Total Cost: £15