It was definitely Zara's turn.
And she was coveting the Deer and Doe Belladone dress
But sewing a new pattern, in black fabric, with lots of binding was a challenge for my first garment post-surgery.
But she is totally worth it!
The dress was a beautiful sew.
Deer and Doe are from France but they have instructions written in English as well as in French.
The instruction are, well, neat&tidy.
They are not padded with a lot of fluff but get the message across well.
I like them.
The back is a beautiful piece of binding and cross over panels.
The dress pulls over the head and is then zipped up.
The hem has a separate facing a la oliver+s.
I used a normal zipper as it was all I had to hand in black but an invisible zip would give a cleaner result.
And it has pockets!
Zara loves the pockets.
All in all a big success.
A gorgeous frock Zara can dress up for a wedding or wear with flats and a belt for a more casual look.
I can't wait to show you modelled pictures.