Myself, Allie and Catherine decided to do a little sewing link up and create a classic 60s dress with white collar and cuffs. We could use any fabric and pattern we wanted so I decided to recreate the tartan dress that I made in late 2013.
I'm really into quite plain, classic tailoring at the moment which is why I went for a simple design. I used a wool/polyester mix fabric and some white cotton for the collar and cuffs. This dress didn't go exactly to plan and I had a bit of an issue with fitting. I managed to salvage the dress a little bit by removing the darts at the back so it is now wearable, although not perfect. I had a similar problem with the tartan dress but complete forgot about it until I started making this one and by the time I realised the damage had already been done! One day I will perfect my long sleeved dress pattern but for now this will have to do (it also looks like I haven't pressed the collar in these pictures - oops! the weather is terrible over here right now which isn't great for picture taking).
I'm looking forward to seeing Cat and Allie's creations! Head on over to their blogs to see what they made.