I have no idea why I am striking such an odd pose!!
I made Cashmerette's Appleton wrap dress. This is my practice version out of some rather lovely viscose (I got it on sale for £3.99/m). As the viscose was so fine it didn't lend its self to a winter garment very well, so despite the season I decided it would have to be a summer dress.
I have never made a wrap dress before and I thought it might be a tricky sew especially as the viscose was a bit slinky, as it turns out the instructions were fantastic and it all came together much quicker than I thought it would. I was especially dubious about the fit as I measured up a size 14 c/d cup - I haven't been a c/d cup since my teenage years! But it fits perfectly, normally I would't wear something so low cut but it feels fine and I don't feel self conscious in it at all. I am not sure how safe I would feel to wear it without tights or leggings - I think things could get personal if it were a windy day!
For my 'proper' version I plan to make a 3/4 length sleeve appleton out of this gorgeous cotton jersey I got from Ditto fabrics (another sale buy!).
After seeing some cute ribbon on So Zo what do you know's instagram feed from the Textile Garden I just had to go and have a look - loads of cute ribbons, lace trims, amazing assortment of buttons and so much more! I treated myself to some ribbon (for labels) and some wooden heart buttons (hopefully for a darling ranges dress).
Well that's about it for now - I hope everyone has a great week!
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