I found this wonderful book on drafting your own patterns and thought it might
be fun to try this method of dressmaking construction... (I've decided the just-cut-
and-adapt-later method is rather wasteful).
And this is what I made...
I asked my big girl for a description of her 'perfect dress', took exhaustive
measurements and then drafted my pattern. I made a mock-up in calico, which
ended up being the lining.
It's not perfect but all in all I think it's okay. She loves it too and has already worn
it out and about (which surely with any teenager is the real barometer of whether
it's 'passed the grade'?!) ;)
Now she wants me to make her a dress from Belinda's and Susie's beautiful fabrics...
but she'll have to wait for a bit. We're off to the mountains for a break. I'm so
looking forward to pure crochet time :) Oh, and I'm really looking forward to reading
the new Haruki Murakami book too...
Have a lovely week!