On the plus side, I am getting much better at getting a decent photo without having to take 500 million pictures, AND I feel really motivated to sew. So that's all good.
I do have pictures to share, of the dress I made to wear to a wedding last weekend:
Dress: Me Made
Shoes: £50 Schuh, bought 2 years ago for my own wedding
Raffia Clutch Bag: Free - From a friend's clothes clear out, it used to belong to her stylish Gran
Belt: From an M&S dress
Silver and crystal necklace: 21st birthday present
Sunglasses: Chopard, £10 from TK Maxx sale
This is where the wedding was, and also where we were staying
Here's a quick run down on the dress:
Bodice of Simplicity of 3426 with the skirt of Woman W412 (the Simplicity skirt used more fabric than I had)
I used a cotton silk, underlined with white cotton. This gave the dress a really nice weight
How was it to make?
Easy, had to make a few fitting changes on the bodice but it was generally straightforward. I did a lot of it within a day - you can read about that here. It made me feel a little sad that I won't have the opportunity to wear it more often, since it's so pretty and I spent a lot of time on it. But that has made me more determined to make more things I can wear on an everyday basis.
About £30 including fabric, underlining and pattern(s). Not bad for a beautifully lined dress!
Very happy, but it would benefit from being worn with a petticoat. I know I have the ability to make one, but am evaluating whether I can be bothered to make one or not. Watch this space!