In my hasty desperation to sew something for myself after months of sewing kids clothes, I am afraid that I have made The Wrong Dress.
This is New Look 6698 in a cotton muslin with an embroidered border.
I think I was seduced by the *easy tag on the envelope, and the fact that we are starting to get hot days and the idea of jeans is no longer appealing.
But there are some things I know about clothing that should never be overlooked!
1. I am not blonde, tall or waif like.
2. Empire line styles make me look like a cartoon character from Ancient Greece (and not one of the pretty ones).
3. Dresses are not in my vocabulary. I have not worn a dress since I was pregnant with Miss C (like 4 years ago) and that was only because I couldn’t turn up to work in my pyjamas.
I only have the side seams and hem to do, so I may as well finish it and see if it can be saved with some suave styling.....like maybe wearing a full length trench coat over the top!
Or if all else fails it might just suffice as a nightie. Which is something I haven’t worn since I was 7.