And here she is. Sureau no. 2.
Version no. 1 was great, but this one is definitely my favourite!
I told you about the cutting process last time, but I changed a few things with this one.
I had much more of this fabric so I cut and attached a gathered half circle skirt.
The floatiness of the fabric also leant itself better to gathers over drapes on the bodice.
I used some vintage buttons and this beautiful vintage collar from my stash. Annoyingly, and even though I pinned it about 14 times, the collar is about 3mm off centre on one side. I tacked it down a little bit and I don’t think it’s too noticeable, especially when tucked under the button. What do you think?
You may have also noticed that I’m loving the petal sleeves at the moment. They’re just so easy to fit in! Next time I think I’d make them deeper, but I still think they’re cute like this!
There’s not too much more to say about the construction of this dress, I finished the neckline and armholes with bias binding again, which gives a nice clean finish, and used a rolled hem on the skirt and sleeve edges.
And here’s some final photos 🙂