What shall I wear to my Cousin’s wedding after my Lilou Dress from Tilly and the Buttons didn’t work out, well on a whim I decided to pop into my local fabric shop (it’s also the only one in my town) I found some lovely royal blue satin fabric with big pink and peach flowers I fell in love with this fabric straight away. I had only sewn with cotton up to this point, a bit ambitious but I felt I could not live without this fabric. Next hurdle what was I going to make – I chose a New Look pattern 6262 and chose version C a fitted V neck bodice with a gathered skirt. You would have thought I had learned to make a muslin first but I just went straight ahead and decided to make this dress. This was a lovely simple pattern and the fabric was a dream to work with the dress came out better than I thought the neckline was a bit lower and gaped a bit but nothing I couldn’t live with and the back was a bit loose, I think I could have made the dress in a size smaller but I decided to attach a ribbon around the waist to bring it in a bit which I think finished the dress off.
I wore my dress to my cousin’s wedding it was a beautiful day and I felt very proud of myself and had a few compliments on my dress and it was lovely to say I made it myself.