The last of the OWOP hacks. This dress is YET ANOTHER survivor from OWOP 01 and aptly demonstrates that when I re-started this sewing malarkey I had much less quality control. Exhibit ‘A’ m’lud:
In my defence this was more or less my first attempt at a zip of this length (22″?)
Not terrible enough for you? How about this! No idea how to deal with too much fabric at the back seam? Not a clue about attaching a lining to a zip? Perplexed by both lining and outer shell meeting at the shoulder? You are not alone, view my seams of shame:
Trust me, my friends, I have made good my mistakes. And added a square neckline. I was aiming for nautical… which it almost is in this shot:
However, when I took her to work I paired her with barely black tights and a cardie. Not so much nautical as nurse-like.
(Image used for discussion and for those of you who like to be reminded of obscure 70s British TV Series. Copied from this site)
Round-up post later in the week. In the meantime, many, many thanks to Jane for organising!
6 thoughts on “Nautical but Nice?”
You’ve picked on tiny, invisible errors, but the dress looks fabulous. And it suits you. But also it looks DIFFICULT. Is it as hard to make as it looks?
There are only two pattern pieces which makes it straightforward. I think that to get a polished finish in a plain fabric requires a good deal of accuracy. As time has gone on my level of precision and my attention to detail has improved. It’s been interesting to re-visit these early makes and reflect on what I’ve learnt. It’s so easy when learning a new set of skills to forget how far you’ve come!
Lovely, and those nurses look fresh don’t they? Oh for a cape with a red lining and straps that cross at the front….
I know! I’m seriously considering making a cape. I made one for my daughter recently and I was astonished at its practicality and warmth.
I love light blue and red combined, the dress looks fab! And thanks for the Angels reference, I used to watch that as a young un! x
Me too, I loved Angels!