|Vogue + Oscar!|
|I like the low back neckline!|
This is my second version of this pattern, I love the pleated and gathered bodice.
Last time I followed the pattern instructions exactly but I wasn't entirely happy with the zipper/lining construction, I thought it looked a little messy inside the dress. The pattern tells you to sew the zipper to both the fabric and the lining at the same time so that the zipper is outside of the lining. This time I did it differently. When I attached the lining to the dress I left a few inches of the lining for the bodice, the midriff and the skirt at the centre back unattached. I inserted the invisible zipper to the outer fabric only, then hand stitched the lining so that it enclosed the zipper. It is a bit fiddly but I think that it looks much neater if you do it this way.
|Inside the dress|
Anyway, here is the dress in action at the Royal Albert Hall, in Kensington, where the Proms concerts are held
|Arriving at the Royal Albert Hall|
|In front of Kensington Gardens and the Albert Memorial|
I'm hoping that Oscar would approve of what I've done with his fabric!