After a 24 mile round trip I have a red invisible zip, and now a completed dress! I am also definitely ordering a stock of zips from Jaycotts. I paid £3.90 for a 52cm long invisible zip! That’s madness!! Anyway, rant over, here’s the completed dress, and a happy Daughter No2 in the sunshine to show it off.
The panels work really well, tailoring the bodice to her shape. The stretch cotton has a tendence to, well, stretch. So the lining is a stretch cotton poplin, with much less movement to keep the whole thing together.
The back was kept simple. There is just one seam, I really don’t think it needed any more than that.
For some extra info, this dress was cut from the 2-piece dress block (from Winnifred Aldrich’s Metric Pattern Cutting) and adapted to the sleeveless block.
Next time we’ll have more fabric to play with, and will make a fuller skirt. For now though, Daughter No2 is very happy with her new dress. Will the weather gods please let us have some sun so she can wear it??