I didn't quite match the sleeves, but at least they are both the same.I made my bias trim with simple black voile - just a scrap from the stash. A tiny black love heart button closes the key hole. The peter pan collar is nice and trim. Subtle even. I sometimes feel odd wearing peter pan collars, like the one on the Violet blouse, but I think this might be a more wearable collar. Less costumey and less juvenile.
While the dress came together very easily, it took well almost two weeks to finish. Such short sewing moments! The changes I made to the pattern:
- Raised the base of the key hole about 1.5cms. I really want to wear this to work and it is too low in its drafted state.
- Added flat fold piping to the collar. Might have also copied this from Sophie. I slightly mis-calculated my piping depth though, so it's a very scant 1-2mm finished piping size.
- Cut the bodice and skirt in one, to prevent having to match the scallop print.
- Added elastic to the waist by just zig zagging it onto the inside. The fabric pattern hides all stitching, so I didn't see the point in breaking up the designs.
Pattern: Miz Mozelle by Jamie Christina. $18 from Kelani purchased at The Sydney Quilt Show
Fabric: 1.2m viscose knit from The Remnant Warehouse $9.50
Button and bias fabric: Say $3??
Thread from stash
In other news, Rachel and I are heading on girls weekend down to Melbourne and it just so happens to be the weekend of a sewer meet-up! We've been talking about a get away for a while. I'm so excited! I might have to make a few things before we go to justify any new fabric purchases. This will be my first trip away from both kids and husband. I wonder what time I'll wake in the morning without three kids jumping on me?
Hope you have a great week!