Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Home and away!

Okay so I finally pressed my finished dress. 

Yes it's another Megan dress from love at first stitch! But this time it's in a polycotton tartan print from Minerva fabrics. 

Looks a lil like this don't ya think? 

Yep those are the school uniforms from home and away! Good job I opted against drafting my own collar huh! 

But anyway back to the dress, can you see my pattern matching error at the waist? I can. Everytime I see it, it makes me sad, when I saw what had happened I nearly cried. 

I am pretty pleased about the matching across the sleeve though. And my top stitching on the neckline. 

The belt hides my pattern mistake! 

That's a proper invisible zip right there! Treated myself to a new foot! And you wouldn't even know it was there if I had got the print lined up! I mean it's like 5mm out! 

This dress had been a real dammed test, I love the pattern , I love the fabric, then I hated the fabric (note to self : pattern matching in two directions is hard work!) then I hated the zip! Then I hated the matching across the back!

But all in all I'm pleased , the hills aren't alive with the sound of music, but it is a pretty wearable dress, and I've learnt a lot from the experience! 

Much love




  1. Looks super ! It is hard to spot your pattern matching mistakes, most people will never notice. Some garments you see in shops are atrocious and people still buy them!! Yours is soooo much better x x

    1. Aww Thankyou, I have noticed a lack of pattern matching in my ready to wear items! Rikki even said that it might work as an optical illusion and make my waist seem dinky! X


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