Added Jul 9, 2010
I have always wanted to make a dress out of tweed for the winter time, but i wanted something a bit girly and playful. I used a childs princess seam pattern mum bought in the 90s that embarrassing i still could fit into (in fact i had to take in 3 inches off the sides and a bit off the back). I lined the inside, because i didnt want it itching me all day. I really wanted to find red/rust coloured tweed, but i didnt have any good fabric options here in Sydney, so i had to use what i could find.
I love how the skirt flares up, the stiffness of the wool emphasizes that even further. I am only just learning how to do sleeves- i am not really happy with these ones.
If i was to complete the dress again, i would change the neckline to something a bit higher.
Overall its a really fun and warm dress!
Sorry about the photos- i had to set the camera up on the tripod and focusing is hard from when you cant do it yourself!
Tweed, with shiny gold threads in it.
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