Simplicity 1997 is a pattern that was never put away - I always meant to make another version. And here we are (even if it took longer than I was expecting!).
I did manage to make a skirt along the way, but it has taken quite a while to get to the dress. Now that it is finished, I really can't say why I waited so long.
Well, that is not entirely true. I think I was waiting for this fabric.
That is not to say this was the easiest thing I have ever made. The loft of the bouclé made attaching the ties to the neckline challenging.
(By the way . . . the trick to tying a bow with thick fabric is to pull one side of the tie until it hangs down a few inches below the other and use that longer tail to wrap the second tie - it took a few tries, but I finally got it!)
This dress definitely needed a matching belt. But making a buckle and belt from a thick textile is not as easy as I had hoped. The saving grace is that the fabric presses beautifully.
And miraculously, it is not itchy at all. Overall, it was worth all the extra effort it required.And now I have a new dress that I love!
But the next project is going to be nice and quick and simple!
Dress & Belt: Made by me, Simplicity 1997
Shoes: Miss L Fire, “Dame”
Minaudière: Banana Republic
[The fabric for this dress was received in exchange for my contributions as a Britex Guest Blogger.]