Admiring My Work
If it’s autumn, it must be time to pull my wool Rooibos dress out of the wardrobe. Yippee! I haven’t worn this dress since the Spring. So after several months’ absence, what did I think to this make and what would I do differently:
- I might reduce the width on the shoulders. They’re a bit ‘blocky’.
- I would choose the lining fabric for the collar detail much more carefully. I used some cheap as chips purple stuff that refused to crease – or press. Not ideal for that tiny turned collar.
- I would make a narrow upper chest adjustment. This time last year I didn’t even know I had a narrow upper chest!
- I would try to give a better quality finish and attempt a handpicked zipper.
What would I do the same?
Those three buttons down the front, rescued from an aged cardigan. I’d definitely go down the button route again!
What do I like about this dress?
It’s incredibly flattering. I’ve already talked on this blog about my paunch. In this dress – what paunch?
It has pockets – and piping! There’s nothing as satisfying as making your own piping.
So take my advice: buy yourself some wool and make a Rooibos. It’s the perfect autumn dress.