This a really interesting sew along based on a pattern from Sense & Sensibility. Casey at http://blog.caseybrowndesigns.com is leading it and providing pictures to guide the participants in all the difficult areas.
I had to make two toiles because the bodice needed a lot of shortening to fit me and I made the mistake of not checking I had done all the alterations correctly. Bad!! Even if I used up all the seam allowances in the bodice I couldn’t have fastened it.
Lesson: always make a toile.
I made the toile from an old duvet cover & it looks pretty strange because it has huge checks. Anyway here it is:
I like the style. This is the fabric for the real thing:
It’s cotton & it should be something more flowing like rayon or silk but it feels a bit floaty so I think it will come out ok.
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