It's been so beautifully sunny in East Anglia in the last couple of days. So I wore a dress and got my legs out!
The pattern is Fancy Tiger Fen and this is the second one I've made. I made an alteration to the pattern in lengthening the bodice by a couple of inches as I feel my first one came up a little short.
The pattern says you need 3 yards (that's 2.7m). I could have got my first one from 2m of 140cm wide by piecing the back bodice if I hadn't forgotten to flip the pattern *rolls eyes* Rookie error! But you can definitely get it out of 2.5m, if you use pre-made bias binding, or make it from a contrast colour. It's nice to use self-made same fabric bias, but it's a massive fabric eater to make and I prefer the contrast of a different fabric or block colour.
The hem is double folded and twin-stitched.
Aside from that, the cutting is easy, and sewing took about 3 hours.
Also, POCKETS! I do love a good pocket and these are just great for size and depth.
I absolutely love this dress, it's easy to wear, it's easy to make, it looks nice. I will be wearing this dress a lot this summer.
I might make another one, perhaps with a hem variation. But definitely with the v-neck, I prefer it, though I need to improve my binding technique...
Cardi - Braintree
Shoes - LK Bennett
Legs - Johnson's Holiday skin!