To give you some idea I’m 5′ 4″ tall, the pattern is way too long and I didn’t want to hitch it up as I felt that that would add too much bulk and I have quite enough of that, thank you.
i’ve had this fabric for around three years it’s a robust jersey with some Lycra content and just about perfect for this style. I’ve wore the dress a lot in the colder weather and it looks great with boots.
I used an eyelet machine stitch for the cord to pass through and that looks so much neater than a buttonhole. I used gunmetal toned cord stops.
I’m trying to use up my accumulated fabrics, I usually buy fabric for a specific purpose but often find that my original intention doesn’t materialise because something or other changes my mind. The longer it sits on the shelf the less likely I am to use it, it is now my mission to shop the shelf first, it feels so good to use the stuff I already have.
I do like this pattern and I had to make it again this time I used a dark pink linen that came from deepest Lancashire and was a long ago Mother’s Day gift, it was pale pink when I got it, a shade that I don’t suit so I dyed it, here it is modelled by the lovely Dolly, I really like how it turned out.