I made version 1 out of a gorgeous navy, blue, purple and pink viscose fabric that I had picked up for super cheap in Simply Fabrics in Brixton.
This dress was so easy to make up and relatively quick, even given the looooong lines of stitching for the maxi skirt. I made this straight out of the pack with no alterations and it's pretty good for fit but when I make this again I will probably take a chunk out of the back as it gapes a little bit. Sonja of ginger makes did a post about this which I will follow next time. However, even with a little gapping, this dress is still wonderful and I'm completely smitten. It's so nice to have an outfit that I've made that I
The only problem with my wonderful but super cheap fabric is that it did not like going through my machine one little bit and I would get little lines of white thread running outward a from seams, not a look I was going for! Maybe I should have used a thinner needle, anyway, to minimise the weird white lines, I hemmed the dress and the thigh high split by hand! Lots of other bloggers have commented on how much nicer this looks but I'm lazy and had no intention of doing this could I have avoided it, however, accidentally my dress is not finished super neatly and invisibly!
This dress is my entry for the summer sundress sew along so it seemed appropriate to take it for a trip to the beach!
This boat was super cool and I thought an appropriate place to take beach photos but check out those seagulls behind, aren't they massive? They attacked my friend's lunch (we were attempting to eat fish and chips on the beach), however she knows how to protect her lunch and with one swing of her handbag she reclaimed it from those crazy, greedy seagulls!
Having worn this all day to wander around in while wearing flat shoes, I realised I need to hack a few cm off the bottom of this. Although it might be the perfect length while wearing heels, when I'm wearing flats the skirt collects all the dirt from the ground and rubs it over my legs (lovely, I know) and they end up FILTHY! I really wish I'd taken a picture of them but sadly you'll have to use your imagination.