A dress for H to wear to a college friend’s wedding. I drafted the pattern using a simple bodice block and a large, gathered section for the skirt. The main dress is in a light blue chambray-style fabric. I used contrasting geometric print fabric for a pointed flat collar and piping at the waist. The sleeves were the kind I would use for a gathered sleeve but I attached them to the bodice with an inverted pleat at the shoulder creating a boxier shape to complement the sharp corners of the collar. I lined the bodice with cotton lawn to hide all the internal seams and I used an invisible zip at the back.
There was beautiful weather for the wedding which was in Herefordshire, hence the upgrade to the usual photo backdrop.