Here is my favourite dress, I just LOVE it! Its my £1 dress :-)
I brought this lovely vintage cotton from a charity shop around 2 years ago now and I am so pleased I have finally used it (even if it does make the £1 fish song go around and around in my head!)
I used the washi dress pattern from Rae with a couple of my own little tweeks.
I added a little peter pan collar with some teeny ric rac trim and lined the bodice - I find this so much easier than doing facings or binding the armholes.
And I added a contrast print on the skirt pockets. I love this little detail even though I am the only one who really sees it.
Of course one washi dress isn't enough for a girls wardrobe so I made another.
This time I had a little help from the lovely Jennie. I couldn't source the fabric I wanted in the UK so I had some sent to her and she shipped it on from the USA, the first time ever I've brought yardage of a quilting cotton....the checkout felt a little painful but when it arrived I knew I had spent my Christmas money on the right thing!
I added long sleeves to this one, I only wish I'd ordered a tiny bit more so I could have had full length sleeves. I hate the cold and I also dislike the elasticated 3/4 length sleeves riding up inside my cardigan I may yet alter these.
So a nice new wardrobe ready for warmer weather. And that's not the last of it because I've been pattern testing this week and have a gorgeous new spring dress, but you'll have to wait until the pattern is released before I can show you!