Always wear clean pants
And don't combine your first time working with slippery fabric with your first time pattern matching!
That's what I did , I decided for my second lilou (from love at first stitch) I'd use the lovely striped drapey fabric that I got from abakhans, I could tell you what it is but I think it's poly something? It's slippery and silky and it moves faster than a hyperactive toddler when you try and cut it!
Now that's all very well and good until you realise that all the stripes are a continuous pattern of different sizes, and that all you have to do is blink and you pinned fabric shifts half a yard!
So I patiently (whilst cursing) pinned the folded fabric along each stripe so I wouldn't move! Then I pinned my pattern pieces and I cut. And I'm not sure I took a breath the whole time.
Anyway after swearing profusely whilst cutting the bodice peices I decided that a gather skirt as suggested by tilly would look much better (and not require me to pin anymore blasted pieces!) so I used the snip and rip method to get perfectly sized skirt pieces!
Anyway here it is....
I think it's a super cute summer dress, the bodice is still a little big but I'm calling that Icecream room.
The back gapes a little bit too? What is that? Where do I need to adjust? Is it my shoulders? Do I have a "sway" back? What's a sway back? Somebody help me!!!!!
I like the horizontal and vertical stripes together! Makes me feel like a circus tent! (In a good way)
The only thing left to mention us that I top stitched me sleeves and neckline, it's just a personal preference thing.
Now shall I make one more lilou and try for the perfect fit? Or shall I make a megan? Decisions decisions!!!