It’s scandalous that it’s about a year since I received this pattern. This review is well overdue!
I’ve spoken about the alterations that I made to the pattern, and can only reiterate that I really, really like this design and would definitely recommend it and suspect I’ll be making this one again! I can’t comment about the instructions, because I didn’t follow them.
I know…that’s no help to anyone!
The fabric, whilst lovely to look at, was a pig to sew. Shifty, stretchy, just generally a nuisance and a right royal PITA. It’s also pilling a little after just a couple of wears. Which is a pain and makes me glad this is a dress that I’m not planning to wear every day.
Even so…and taking into account the creasiness of this because it’s linen…I think this dress is definitely worth the hassle.
Although I’ve gained a significant amount of weight this year* this dress reminds me of the me that wore the Giverny dress. That, my friends is a very good thing indeed.
We had such a laugh taking these photos. The Husband and I were on our way to our favourite local Italian bistro for a romantic dinner a deux, and stopped en route at this picturesque archway, which is, in fact the entrance to a not particularly picturesque nursing home.
It is, however, on the main road through the village and caused much amusement and amazement on the part of passing motorists, as I posed by the wall and The Husband stood in the middle of the road, snapping shots like a veritable David Bailey.
I didn’t care…I was in the company of my gorgeous hubby, in a pretty frock, en route for a glass of wine and a bowl of lobster ravioli.
That’s enough to make any girl smile!
*thank you very much, medication. I’m glad to see the back of you now. And hopefully my toes in the not too distant future!