Added Apr 29, 2010
County Durham, O...
NB: this is the first garment I have made from a pattern, I tried to use tacking stitches (in red) to help me follow the pattern but I abandoned that idea halfway through constuction in favour of chalk, there are a few tacking stiches visible there and I’ll pull them out before I wear this again :-)
the flower is not attached, I will be adding a seperate technique about how it was constructed, I intended to upt it on my head somewhere…. it’ll get there…
This is a pretty failthful following of the danielle pattern with the following alterations:
– zip was moved to side seam instead of the back, making for uninterrupted back pattern, and also user friendly undressing :-) I hate back zips on dresses.
– hemline raised- mainly because this is a wool (ish) dress and if it was the correct length I might die of heat exhaustion!
weaknesses? UNLINED WOOL! don’t do it ladies! first of all it is ichy a little… also it’s HOT in there lol… and its now turning into summer in the UK so Danielle may have to go in the wardrobe til winter :-/
I was inspired by the plaids/tartans in glee :-) and also simalar patterns and motifs that are prevelant in Japanese anime (esp Love Hina which I re-watched recently)
it says wool but when I ironed it it melted (?) so i dont know if hey’re making sheeps out of plastic now…