I made this dress with a vintage pattern and put a lot of work into it, but I'm not sure now if I actually like it or not! But I put so much work into it I'm going to wear it damn it!The little bow at the side is actually a removable bow I made, so I could wear it elsewhere on the dress if I fancy and I can also take it off when the dress needs a wash.
I decided I wanted a pink dress, I'm not sure why, it was just a mood that struck me on the day. The dress has a big pleat at the front, so I decided to insert hibiscus print fabric instead of being all pink.
I inserted an invisible zip into the frock using this tutorial which I found really useful, if you're planning on inserting an invisible zip for the first time I would recommend checking it out.
I did have a small drama with this dress, I made it maybe 6 months ago and at that time the dress fit fine. However, recently I lost quite a lot of weight which means the dress didn't fit correctly any more and I had to take the whole dress in which took a while.
I am not crazy about this frock - but maybe I'll like it more with the right accessories and the yellow shoes I bought for the wedding.
I am happy its finished, I have something to wear to the wedding and I can tick something off my list for my January sewing goals. I have also made my maxi dress and I hope to put up a photo before I leave on Thursday.