And by that – I mean that I’ve finally had a go at the walkaway dress.
After watching episode 3 of the Great British Sewing Bee, I dived straight in to my pattern box and fished out this pattern, which had been languishing there since it was all the craze on the blogosphere!
I pretty much just cut out the dress without really thinking it through. Unsurprisingly, I hit all the fitting issues that I found out about AFTER making the dress.
I think I’ve managed to salvage the dress by adding random panels here,
a few stitches there,
and some shoulder raising everywhere.
I’m not sure that I’ll wear this very often. I love the fabric – a very soft, drapey paisley.
But I think I might have another go at this pattern with a sturdier fabric one day. Of course, I found this post on fitting the dress, just after I completed the hem.
Any other tips for making it work?