Finally, I’ve made something I want to wear! I’ve had a string of half made things that haven’t worked – so frustrating.
This is the Cake Patterns Red Velvet dress, in gorgeous black crepe jersey.
I lengthened the bodice by 2 inches, and shortened the waist by about the same. I used the flat box pleat option on the skirt, and just love the result. I like full skirts, but gathering around the waist is not a good look for me, so this is perfect.
I liked it so much made another one from navy double jersey – slightly less flowy than the crepe jersey, but also becoming a firm favourite.
Are you following the Colette Wardrobe Architect series? It’s been a revelation for me, and made me realise why I still (after major wardrobe detoxing) have clothes I don’t wear.
I’ve been mainly writing blog posts about this in my head – which is no good to anyone – but I will actually write something down soon! Anyway, one of my new favourite silhouettes is one of these dresses with a fitted cardigan.
Pattern: Cake Patterns Red Velvet dress £11
Fabric: Morgan Crepe Jersey (£15 – on sale at £4.99 a metre!) and Double Jersey (£20) , both from Minerva Fabrics