Skill level: Intermediate
Pattern Used: Peony
Her Post about the Pattern: I married a blob from the center of Mars
What kind of fabric did you use? I used a navy floral cotton lawn that I bought in a charity shop around the corner. The fabric came from the US and was designed by Sharon Kessler for Concord Fabrics.
How did you decide to reflect your personal style in the pattern? I didn’t really make any adjustments to the style of the dress, because I think it fits quite well with my personal style as it is! I was unsure initially about the fabric but once it was sewed up and I had a chance to look at it properly I decided I liked it a lot – all of the different colours in the print will give me a chance to have fun accessorising it! I hemmed it with some electric blue bias tape – I like hemming in this way because it gives a wee splash of colour there.
What thoughts do you have about the project? It’s definitely not perfect – I have some way to go with the Peony before I’m totally happy with the fit in the bodice. This one gapes a bit at the back and the neckline wrinkles. I’m not going to adjust this one any more – it’s wearable as is and pretty cute, I think – but for my next go I’m going to do another toile of the bodice. It’s all good fun, and good practice, though!