Thursday, 5 February 2015

Winter-Summer Dress

Two makes in two days! I'm feeling so inspired to sew right now. 

This is New Look 6457, which was a complete joy to put together. A little more technical than my usual makes, it took a bit more concentration and tweaking to get right, which helped maintain my interest in the project.

It took about four and a half hours from start to finish. I shortened the bodice by 4.5cm to stop it looking frumpy on me, and added a trim of two rounds of pink ribbon for an extra pretty detail. 

Now, I know what you're thinking: this is very much a summer dress. When my local market's fabric stall got their summer stock in, I knew what I wanted to do with this fabric right from the start. However, I also knew that once finished, I wouldn't be able to resist waiting at least two more months before it could be I invested in some woolley cream tights! They match perfectly and mean I can wear this dress even though it's still chilly out. Look! It even matches my thick cream cardigan. 

What a dress. Summer and winter...perfect. 

I hope everyone is having a lovely creative week (and staying healthy! There are so many colds going around). 

What are your current projects please? 

Beth x


  1. looks lovely. I'm busy making aprons for birthday presents. I think I will make something for myself afterwards

    1. i'm sure they will be gratefully received :) you will deserve something for yourself after some unselfish stitching!