I was really chuffed with the invisible zip, which you can hardly see at all.
A shot of the inside, the bodice has a facing rather than being lined.
Overall the pattern is pretty straightforward. It is Handmade by London's Anna Pattern. I cut a size 12 which is my usual bought dress size, but it could probably do with a little more ease. I didn't make any other changes The instructions are really clear and comprehensive, and with a cotton fabric I think it would be pretty straightforward. However, this fabric wasn't easy to sew, its silk satin charmeuse. I bought 3 metres for £21 and I have at least a metre left to make a blouse. It feels gorgeous, but as you can guess slipped around a lot! So although the dress isn't my usual style I do like it and it should be quite versatile.
I've also been making bound button holes on the New Look jacket I'm making. I enjoyed making these, quite therapeutic.
I followed Gertie's instructions and the pattern for the jacket is also from the book.
Can't believe I didn't photograph the finished button holes, but I will show them when the jacket is completed, I'm quite excited with it so far.
Like a lot of the country Cumbria is raining nearly every day, but when we did get some sun over half term (one day) it was lovely.
I just had three days off at half term and didn't really do much other than some sewing, knitting and watching a few films etc. Lets hope we get a lot more cold but sunny days!