I know what you’re thinking. Maybe it’s a bit late to be posting about an April make? That may be true, but I have a confession – I didn’t actually finish this in April. I finished it much later than that, and now I’m playing catch up.
I love this dress and I was pleasantly surprised to find it suited me a bit more than I thought it would (though I did size down a lot). I love the backless design, although, a couple of people on Instagram pointed out that it is reversible! I was worried that the sleeves may have had a tendency to slide off my shoulders and that I might end up with ‘flashing issues’ (Bridget Jones, anyone?), but I have found that they behave themselves quite well actually.
This was the most challenging bit – working with a super slippery viscose. It’s beautiful and so, so soft, but it’s a slippery little sucker. I got this from Sewisfaction, my new favourite place! I so wish I lived in that neck of the woods so I could visit.
Bridgetown, by Sew House Seven. The instructions were easy to follow and this was a surprisingly easy make. There are no fastenings or zips, no darts or shaping – just the elastic working its magic. You even only have to hem the skirt because of the way the sleeve is designed. I made no modifications whatsoever.
The fabric was £24, but I got 3 metres because I managed to get confused about how much fabric I needed. I have absolutely loads left – enough for a top for sure. And the pattern was around £9 with Sew My Style discount. £33 in total.