Style - Shift Dress
Pattern - Laurel Dress - Colette Patterns Version 1
Fabric - Hand block pattern from Jaipur, 100% cotton, 110cm wide. £10 per metre. Purchased Merchant and Mills in Rye
Size - UK 12 / US 8
Adjustment - high bust 2cm, shortened sleeves, shortened hemline, added darts to back of dress at neckline to reduce gaping at neck, taken in at waist.
Muslin made - Yes
Favourite thing - I love the fabric, it washes really soft and barely creases.
Annoying things - Trying on the almost finished dress and realising that I wanted to take the waist in and the neckline was gaping. Having to make so much of my own bias binding.
Best tip - Take time to set the sleeves to get a neat finish it will be worth all that rubbing between your fingers till there aren't any creases.
Next time - Reduce high bust adjustment to 1cm, grade waistline from on paper pattern
New techniques - blind hem stitch, using underlining