Going back to Sense and Sensibility this morning to check on fabric types, I discovered there is a sew-along on this very pattern, happening at this very moment! They are up to about the muslin/fitting stage. I’ve never done a sew-along before (I figure the stuff I did in Home Ec at school doesn’t count) and am gonna give it a go. Could be a lot of fun! At the very least I may get my dress done sooner than I possibly would have otherwise.
The BurdaStyle part of my shopping expedition started with these gorgeous-looking wide-legged trousers in “half-sizes” ie petites, drafted for women 5ft 3″ which I happen to be – plus another half-inch that must not be forgotten, that takes me to 5 ft 3-and-a-half inches. (I reckon the extra half-inch is my curly hair so it shouldn’t affect the trouser pattern too much!)
And last but not least, I bought this just because I couldn’t resist the pretty dress. Oh dear.
However, I realise I have in my stash a potential fabric. This cotton-lycra woven sateen.
The flowers are quite large, but with judicious placing of pattern on print, and application of lace and trim, maybe it would work…?
Having thus inspired myself, I am now going to sew.