Flutter dress – not so fluttery!

Completed the flutter dress and quickly fell out of love with it nearing the end. Why? I lost my enthusiasm for it… despite the drapey fabric, instead of fluttery goodness, it felt as if I had wings… bat wings. From that moment on, this project officially became a ‘painful sew’. Adding to this, was the huge sleeve opening which shows a lot of side boob (will definitely need a camisole/slip underneath), the wrestling that I had to make the sleeve facings behave when I hand sewed them in place + I’m seriously undecided about the adapted A line skirt. Without the addition of the belt, the dress looks and feels like a droopy, shapeless bag.

Ok, so will I wear it?? Hmm, maybe… I can’t see this dress existing in the wardrobe too long. On the plus side, I’m pleased that I didn’t give up and abandon this to the uncompleted projects pile. Verdict: a blah dress.

Next sew please!

Postscript: I wore this to school chapel last night and I’m happy to report that I enjoyed wearing the flutter dress teamed with a belt, jacket & heels. Second verdict: an ok dress

Meridian dress – complete

Meridian dress – Front
Meridian dress – Back

The Meridian dress is complete!

The wedding is tomorrow – so I’m chuffed to have got this made with a bit of time to spare. Apart from replacing the fabric loop and button closure at the back with a hook and eye, I stayed true to the pattern. Overall, it was an easy sew. Very happy with the result.

Next on the sewing list is a flutter sleeve dress.