The sewing pattern is very nice, I will make it again but I will add a little length to the body as I feel the waist sits a little high on me, I will certainly not use this type of fabric again.
This is the magazine it came with.
I liked the style of the sleeve and neck on the dress but I am sure I would have made a neater job had I not been grappling with a self destruct fabric.
When I tried the dress on I felt it looked frumpy, I'm not sure if I have taken a dislike to it due the problems with it but I can't see myself wearing it. This is a shame but not all is wasted, I know what I like about the pattern, I know it works with maybe a small adjustment to bodice length and I know what not to buy again. So like they say you always learn something.
The fabric is also quite thick which doesn't really suit the style so the gathers hang in a bulky way. Never mind, in all the years I have been sewing there have only been a few items that I have really not liked, it is just a pity it is the first item of the year.
On a positive note I did a few alterations for someone I know last week and a few repairs for myself I also made a few birthday cards. I am trying to stick to recycled paper for the cards, I don't like the way there are ready made things to stick on cards as this defeats the idea of making them yourself if you ask me. With that in mind mine probably don't look polished, maybe more rustic (ha).
Maybe this is just me showing my age but I can't quite believe we are already so far through January, with feeling a bit run down and the dark evenings I just don't feel like I am getting much done. Making something however small helps me feel a little productive so maybe I need to concentrate on small projects in between the bigger ones.