So I turned to Simplicity 2360. You might remember seeing it as one of my 30th Birthday Party Dresses from 2010.
It is made from a dark-orangey red with a gold metallic stripe linen from Darn Cheap Fabrics. I love this fabric - the only issue I have with it is that is wrinkles so much! These photos were taken directly after I had my haircut - so I was wrinkly from being under the cape thingmy-bob you have to wear.
The dress is easy to make, but for some reason I had major issues with the neckline. It seriously gaped on me and came out to the outer edges of my shoulders. Weird. To fix the problem I took in the shoulder seams by 5cm. I'm sure this isn't the correct way, but because I didn't muslin the pattern (given I had made it before) I didn't really think I need to make adjustments. The only other adjustment I made was to make a non-elasticised belt. I used horsehair braid in mine and a vintage belt buckle from my stash.
I'm looking at Little M who was clapping her hands at me posing
I had a very fun afternoon - Michael and Little M went for a stroll on Sydney Rd while I got my hair cut(I get my haircut at Corrin's Hair Salon on Sydney Rd at Brunswick), and then we all had tea together and took some photos. Michael has joined a photography club, and is trying new things - what do you think of these photos?