Happy Frocktober everyone! Here’s my entry for this month’s challenge.
I cut a straight size 8 and then added the blue cotton at the bottom. This is a left over from my second Delphine skirt (not blogged). I made the sleeves longer and added cuffs from the same left over fabric, which happens to be exactly the same colour as my favourite pair of shoes.
I used the Grainline Archer Sew-Along for the cuffs and the sleeve plackets. The mother of pearl buttons are from my stash.
I didn’t use an invisible zipper as per the pattern instructions, because I didn’t have one. I failed on the insertion part and whatever I tried afterwards wouldn’t resolve that wrinkly problem in the back, but after a few attempts, I gave up as I didn’t want to damage the fabric completely. In general, it’s an easy make, the pattern instructions are very clear and I’m definitely trying it again, as it is a very flattering shape. I may skip the cuffs next time though. The collar is a stand alone piece, that can be worn either with the dress or as an accessory with another garment.
I haven’t got anything to add for the pattern, I’m dreaming it in a warmer winter fabric but until then have a good week everyone and enjoy the frocks. For some more pictures of me looking at the wall, wandering where time goes, you can hop over to my blog.