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


  1. I think it looks lovely! I especially like the skirt. I missed the other instalments - was this from a bought pattern or one that you made yourself?

  2. Hi Jenny, thank you for your lovely comments! It's McCall's M6027, view A (with godets). I bought it from a local fabric shop but I have found it online at The skirt has a lovely flow movement about it. What kind of things do you make? I personally found the difficulty level of this pattern to be fine for myself as a beginner, Charlotte x

  3. Hi,

    I've made dresses for myself before but when I make my own patterns they often end up a little tight. I have some fabric waiting to be made into a skirt at the moment but right now I am busy playing around with felt things.

  4. It's impressive that you've made your own patterns though, I suppose the more practice the better they will fit. I'd love to make my own patterns eventually. I had a look at your felt items on the blog, they are very cute! Do you make your own felt? X