Finished 3rd September 2013
I have been adapting clothes and sewing things together for as long as I can remember. I have sewn a few things when I was a kid, and I was so small I could just drape a bit of material or scarf around myself and hand sew it together, but this is the first real wearable dress I have made, following a pattern from scratch. I even learned how to sew buttonholes!
It's not perfect, there are little imperfections, but I love it! It is definitely my style, although if I use the pattern again I might lengthen the hem just a little. You can see from the picture below, though, that it is a lot longer on me than it seems in the pictures, that might be because I am quite short.
It's a pale creamy colour, made of old sheets, and I chose black buttons for the front and the sleeves to contrast.
The pattern is a Vintage Simplicity one, 5846, I don't think you can get it anymore.