If only these photos were representative of the Welsh weather at the moment. Unfortunately they are most definitely not. I managed to snap these after school last week in between rain in the afternoon and rain in the evening.
Wearing this dress, even for just a few photos, felt great and I can’t wait for some proper sunshiny weather to wear it properly.
I used, fast and easy Butterick 3356 for this dress and it really was true to it’s name. No darts, no fastenings, no linings! Super easy!
The original dress pattern is for a loose fitting dress, which doesn’t always suit me, so I added waist ties.
It also calls for a gathered rectangle skirt, but I wanted a bit of a flare so I made a half circle skirt with a central front and back pleat.
The neck and armhole edges are finished with ribbon. Yes, ribbon. Basically I’d run out of bias binding and seeing as the whole point of a ‘fast and easy’ pattern is that it should be fast and easy (!!) I took the lazy route of seeing what I had in my stash. What I had was some yellow ribbon so I put it to good use. Feel free to slap me on the wrist! It isn’t really tooooooo bad, but does stick out a little bit awkwardly around the neck. Hopefully the busy print of the dress makes it less obvious.
Fingers crossed for some warm weather soon!