I put my thinking cap on and came up with a great way to line the bodice. It stops light coloured fabrics from being sheer AND covers up all the seams so everything looks neat!
Yes, I move my headless helper in front of the television when I need to hand sew or hand baste if I can - stops the boredom setting in...
And I also did french seams on the skirt, all except the last seam where the zip is - its pinked. I'm not ashamed of pinking seams anymore! The arm holes are finished off with bias tape (as the pattern instructs) and on this version I also finished the hem this way as well - I really like the contrast!
And here is the finished product!
Now this dress is finished exactly the way the winner of the giveaway's dress will be finished! Cotton fabric, lined bodice, french seamed skirt and bias taped hem and arm holes. I can't wait to see who Stella picks as the winner!!!
Entries in the giveaway (which you can enter here if you haven't already) close tonight, and I will be announcing the winner on Thursday (Australian time) so keep your eyes peeled!
(Yes, I did say I was going to announce it on Wednesday, but I've realised that that won't work for me this week, so you'll have to wait another day)
As much as I love this pattern I'm really looking forward to doing something different - so this weekend I start on my Rose Seidler dress for the Fall for Cotton Sew-along! Hooray!!!
Is it too early to start looking forward to the weekend???