I may just be a little happy to be done with sewing for teenage girls, shhhhh
Zara's last piece is my absolute favourite!
My gorgeous sewing Gal-Pal Johanna sent me this pattern (with a box of fabric and yummy Texan spices) a few years back.
When Zara picked it I was so very happy, I have been keen to make it up.
I am sorry for the dark photos black is so hard to capture.
Zara chose a modal knit. It is very slinky and drapes beautifully but is very very slippery and the neck band took me over an hour just to sew that!
As per Zara's measurements I drafted the pattern to a size 10 through the bust, and 8 at the waist and out to a 14 through the hips.
This enabled such a nice fit with good fall from her derriere rather then cling or tucking under.
We argued about the length.
She wanted it very very short, I talked her out of it.
I could see this being a very hard working piece but not if it was a sky high mini dress.
We compromised and the four inches that I cut from the hem I made into a sash, so she can hitch it up now if she pleases.
Lightened to show the sash.
The sleeves slits are oh-so-natty and fall just below the elbow so they are elegant rather then punk.
This dress is made out of absolutely amazing material. It is a really cute dress. The sash that mum made to go with it was a good idea.
I love it.
I think I may love this more then she does.
Thank you for reading!