Added Aug 16, 2008
London, United K...
I made this dress to wear at my Grandmother’s funeral earlier this year. Grandma was always proud of the fact that I like making clothes, and I know she would have been happy that I made this for her.
I didn’t have a tried and tested pattern in my collection that seemed just right, so I made the pattern for this myself, based this on a dress I had bought earlier in the summer. It’s almost an exact copy – I would have liked to have put more of myself into the dress, but I was up against the wire to finish it on time.
In my rush to finish I managed to snip a hole just under the armhole… and the silk I used for making this wasn’t quite stiff enough to hold the shape of the dress (which I solved with the help of a bit of starch).
Overall though, I’m happy with how it turned out.
Grey (Indian?) silk.
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