Back in the summer I fell in love with this dress from Miss Selfridge:
That collar, those little cute button details and dogtooth check – what’s not to love?
Oh yeah, the fit.
As soon as I saw it, I was in love with this dress – I walked past its window on my way to and from work for weeks and it haunted me all that time. So I finally went in, prepared to buy it, especially as it would be good for work, home and even going out with some dressy accessories – that’s a hard-working dress! But when I tried it on, it really didn’t fit well – tight on the boobs, loose everywhere else – and for £45, I wasn’t going to put up with a poor fit or faff about fixing it.
What’s a girl to do? I saved photos from the website and have been on the lookout for the right fabric ever since. I haven’t found it yet, but I have found a similar pattern:
The photos look a bit bleh, I know, but you get a better idea from the back drawings:
I’m thinking – full skirted version with the button tabs and adapt the top (perhaps using the bodice from Simplicity 2444) to make it a regular sleeveless bodice and then mess around with calico until I work out that asymetric collar.
So, I’ve got my eyes out for the fabric in the meantime.