|Tulips picked by my youngest - no stems!|
Indeed my favourite instruction was one telling me to drink plenty of tea and eat cake. I am always happy to follow those kind of instructions!
I deviated from the pattern in two places, cutting length out of the skirt pieces, and secondly making a narrow shoulder adjustment. I didn't muslin it, as I have suddenly come to the realisation that anything I make with sleeves needs this alteration. The adjustments have worked well, and the sleeve caps hit just the right spot.
The fabric is from "Timeless Treasures", a cotton poplin with lines of repeating perpendicular spots as its pattern. The cotton behaved beautifully and pressed and sewed like a dream.
The dress comes together easily, and the dress tucks make a nice change from darts. Although it wasn't a particularly hard make it was pretty time-consuming. I think the longer process will make me treasure this dress and really look after it.
There was also some lazy hemming in front of the telly, which is always good. All in all I think version #1 is a good wearable muslin - it's helped me get to grips with the construction and I am looking forward to making version #2 already, though I may try sleeveless next to mix it up.