Plans for a New Dress

I made the Assembly Line V-Neck dress in October last year, and thought it was the sort of dress I’d have more than one of.  It’s also the sort of pattern you feel you have to make more than one of, due to the cost!  This one’s not available as PDF.  But until now, I only have that one.  Things might change though.  I’d bought some gorgeous, made in Scotland window pane wool in a reddish-brown colour from a little shop in Kenilworth in the summer, planning to make a pair of trousers and maybe a skirt (3m!!).  Then after seeing the pleated cuff trousers in the August Burda, thought I’d make those.  Now, I’m not so sure – and I have enough wool trousers for now.  But a dress…

The photo of the fabric isn’t the best to show off the colour, and I never thought I’d actually wear a colour like this near my face, but recently I’ve got a yellow-mustard jumper, and a smoked paprika cord jacket – so I’m getting brave!  Not just blue, grey & black anymore!!

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Just an idea of the fabric, not the best representation of the colour!

Last year I made the large, without a FBA, based, of course, on my measurements at the time.  In January of 2019, the #SewMySize hashtag was doing the rounds on Instagram, and I posted this picture,

A change in lifestyle and a healthier eating plan meant an update of measurements was required in March.

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March 2019 measurements

And now I can update those measurements again!

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November 2019

Which means I need to trace a new size dress, or do I?  I look very different in that dress now, and I prefer how it looks now I’m a little smaller.  And, I rather like wearing it without the belt!  I never thought that would happen!  So I have some thinking to do, do I just go with the size I have, or go down?  And should I line the wool?  The blue dress isn’t lined, I like it light and a lining would have changed the way the fabric hung.  Maybe a slip?  Too many decisions right now, so I’m going back to toiling my jeans patterns!

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