Thanks to Elsa being a moo and as a punishment her lacey shorts being put to the back of the queue I decided to go next!
|The Liesl+Co Weekend Getaway dress|
And I fancied theWeekend Getaway dress.
What size to make was the next decision and the sweet Justine and I discussed that for a good hour and a half!
After further emails with my Canadian Gal Pal Susanne (for whom I purchased this pattern for her Birthday- PDF's make great gifts)
I was diddling between the 12 and the 14.
As I am in the process of shedding some pudding I went with the 12!
As I love you all I shall share my measurements-be nice!
Hips 41 inches
Waist 32 inches (blush)
Boobs 40 inches
Weight 70 kg 154 pounds
Height 5 foot 3 1/2 inches
I sewed up the side seams with a narrower 3/8ths seam for extra ease and it is perfect!
Marie-Antionette is a little thinner bitch
The back pleat gives great ease whilst keeping the nice shape.
A belt give the dress a shirtmaker look.
Now, the fluffy stuff......
Its a great sew, truly Oliver+s-ish instructions, neat finishes and lots of tips.
The PDF is awesome, seriously NO ONE does a PDF like these guys.
I cut mine to the length of a size 16, I wish I had added another inch or so, just so that I could have sewn a deeper hem.
The recommended fabrics are soft and floaty. I used a very light cotton poplin with a wee bit of stretch and it is fab.
I have some very nice voile and silk for another couple of dresses but I think I may size up to a 14 for that fabric.
That said, I have already cut the blouse version from white linen in a 12.
If you like the no longer available Portfolio you will LOVE this dress.
Have fun Ladies!