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Tuesday, 27 September 2016


Bad Lighting :/
Sorry! I have no tutorial for this one. I've just made this dress and I couldn't wait to share it. I'm loving it! It reminds me of some of the dresses that Maid Marian wears in the BBC Robin Hood series (An incredible show, by the way) 
To make the pattern I used a really simple vest pattern and basically just made it longer, as well as changing the neck line and the front/closure. I traced out the pattern onto the back of wrapping paper then added my changes. If you wanted something similar you could just use a vest pattern without changing anything but the length.
The red underskirt (as you can see in one of the photos) is not attached.  I did that so I could interchange what I wear under it if I want to. I thought I could wear a long sleeved shift with it, so the sleeves and skirt are the same color.  Or perhaps pants could be worn underneath so I could go ridding in it. That's a thought!
 I do think I am going to add some length to the underskirt (and maybe I'll iron it as well... that crease is not supposed to be there) now that I'm looking at the pictures I think I'd like it to be closer to the same length as the overdress.
I really love this, and I think I will love it even more this winter as an added layer when it gets cold. 
We can be warm And  stylish! 

And of course Lexie had to have part in the photo shoot!
She's such a cutie, how could I not make her a part of this?

3 yards for 3 dollars! SCORE
The pattern I used