Saturday, 12 May 2012

English Rose - Part 3

Well here it is...the eagerly awaited dress!

Those of you who have read my earlier posts will know that this is the first item of clothing I have ever made.   Personally I think it turned out OK.  Some parts of the making process were a little challenging, such as the neckline.  It was sitting too low so I improvised and made a binding out of the leftover fabric.  I think it gives the dress a slight professional feel which I like.   
I would love to hear your comments on the dress, do you like it?

I was very keen to have it finished for my birthday on Monday just gone.  Thankfully I (just!) made it and I wore it to see The Phantom Of The Opera at the Palace Theatre.  Now what else have I got coming up that I could wear it for?!

2.5m of fabric @£13.99 per metre = £34.98
1m of lining @£2 per metre =            £2.00
Pattern M6027 =                                £8.25
Thread @£1.45 per reel =                  £2.90
14'' Zip =                                              £0.90

Total =                                                £49.03