Roses for February: The Dress


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If I waited to get a *good* picture you would never see the dress!

Happy Love Day!

To celebrate the non-holiday of Valentines I am wearing my newly-finished Roses for February which seems appropriate. Sadly, the cardigan I am working on to go with this dress is not yet finished so I ended up pairing this with a store-bought sweater instead.

I’m not sure exactly what this fabric is – some kind of lightweight synthetic – this dress is mainly for spring/summer wear (it’s not lined). Paired with a slip, stockings and a cardigan however – it works for February too!

Total cost: $25 ($21 for 3 metres of material, about $4 in interfacing and thread). The pattern was one I’ve made before so I’m not counting it in the cost (Simplicity Amazing Fit 5818).

I am now making a third version of this dress in a voile with underlining and french seams. Now that I know the pattern works well for my figure (with and without sleeves) I would like to work on fancy-ing up my techniques to get a nicer finish inside and out.

Another version of the dress, pieces cut and underlined with a light satin.

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