Needless to say, not for me! I decided to make it for H as I'd made two dresses for her before, with good success:
|Cynthia Rowley dress - H had just passed her driving test|
I didn't want to make it as a potential bridesmaid's dress, just to try out some techniques. Hopefully a dress that would be suitable for H to wear to work. I didn't have any updated measurements.
I cut all the pieces out.
|Detail of front, piping in place|
|Detail of one side of back|
I hope it fits...but I fear it might not. I have photographed on a hanger as I can't get it onto my small model; the shoulders are too wide. Also I measured the waist and it is smaller than the size my daughter eventually sent me; I effectively removed 3cms from the size 12. No changes, though. This is it!
|Back view - unfortunately you see the inside of the front. too|
- Alter pattern in advance to take account of intention to use piping.
- Line it. This dress calls out for lining, though I'm not sure how it would be done. Any ideas, please?
- Reduce bulk at piping seams.
- It might be better with a rear zipper, though that would slice the back insert in half, so it really wouldn't work. There would be more opportunity for fitting after the event, though.