All dressed up and no where no go! Is there anyone else completing garments that don’t quite seem appropriate for the circumstances we find us in?
Like much of the world we are in lockdown in the UK. Personally I’m all for dressing up for my permitted weekly grocery trip to Asda, so maybe that’s an opportunity.
So this is an outfit that will probably get put away until next autumn. But thinking positively, you never know!
The Camden Pinafore sewing pattern from Nina Lee is a fully-lined pinafore (with skirt option) in 2 lengths and patch pockets! The pinafore has a deep V-neckline and princess seams that allow for the perfect fit.
I made up a toile of the bodice section. I graded from a size 10 bust, size 12 waist and back to a size 10 hip.
This was a great starting point. I took the princess seams in a little at the bust and upper bust and noted that I should let out the side seams 0.5cm to allow me to comfortably wear a fine long-sleeve top beneath.
But one thing that did make all the difference was making 2 darts in the neckline in the back to take out my usual gaping issue, either side of the zip. You can’t tell due to the print but you can see it here in the lining.
I altered my pattern pieces and made up the dress in this ‘Stay Wild’ needlecord from myfabrics.
I’ve seen a couple of summer versions on the net, worn without tops underneath and this is something I’m definitely going to do.
It’s a structured dress that still gives shaped whilst not clinging to the body. Made up in a summery print mid weight cotton, this would be perfect for heat.
So I’ve just to complete the skirt version for my next blog post for Minerva before moving on to my Ginger Jeans!!
At least the jeans will get plenty of wear!!
Love, Lucie xx