It started with a pin.....
'Oooh, Mummy. I love it so, so much, puh-lease make it for me for Christmas Day'
Well, Trixie and I were ill just before and over Christmas so it didn't get finished.
Better late then never.
I is proper proud of myself.
We went with the O+S Roller Skate dress.
Which we made very successfully once before.
Lidia is just out of the size 12 measurement, but with the built in ease the 12 still fits. I added a couple of cms to the hem.
I noticed Lid's looks a little awkward in her yellow number so I lowered the elastic casing by 4.5 cms.
I purchased the fringing from Spotlight. It comes with a holding stitch at the bottom which helps keep it together when sewing.
It was a lot of fun removing that when I was finished.
I won't fib, the fringing was not the easiest to apply but I took my time and gave myself the evening to just attach it. I covered the top edge with some linen webbing and I think that blends quite well with the cotton/poly linen look fabric (that needs minimal pressing).
The velvet ribbon is divine, cotton-y velvet lushness.
I hand sewed the hem, not a finish I normally employ but I felt the dress deserved it.
As the dress would be tricky to iron I used a poly/cotton poplin for the lining rather then voile (which would need pressing)
The button is a pretty ceramic, hand glazed, all the way from Canada, jobby.
Thank you Suzanne #sewingfriendsarethebest.
I *love* it on her.
I highly recommend dropping the waistband.
Don't you just love how the fringe sits?
Let me see you shimmy!
"This is now my favourite going out dress. It is comfortable and easy to move around in.
It is really pretty and I love it.
If I was to change anything about it I would have all fringe, top to bottom, front and back.
But I would keep the ribbon tie.''
Thanks for reading Lovelies and double thanks if you have time to leave a comment.