I have had this dress made for a while but have just been soo busy lately with x2 children, LegoLand, Sonisphere festival, office parties and more that I have not had time to blog about it. I have about 20 minutes now so this may be a little on the brief side….
I’ve had the McCall’s pattern M4826 for a while now. I love the bodice/halterneck that this pattern has but not so keen on the gathered skirt. So I thought I would try something a little different. I had some Cherry fabric (from fabricland.co.uk) that I had been keeping back for the right dress. Now seemed the appropriate time 🙂 When I have a plan/idea in my head I just have to get on with it straight away!
I traced off the bodice pattern pieces on to my faithful wilko kiddie craft paper. I made a Toile/Muslin of the bodice pieces as I needed to get the fit right. This needed a little adjusting. I then transferred the adjustments to the traced pattern pieces for future versions 🙂
Aftermaking the bodice/halterneck I used the circle skirt app from By Hand London to help me find the right dimensions for the circle skirt. As I my fabric was only 45″ wide I could not get the length I really wanted so it kinda came out as a skater type skirt in the end. Lou future note ** quite tricky to make a circle skirt with a 45″ wide fabric…next time try a different skirt solution** 😉
So here it is:
My shoes are Jelly shoes by Mel Women’s Popstar Synthetic Mary Janes