|Trying to show off the flattering v-neck back
Instructions - to be honest I only referred to them a few times as the sew-along was so good that I didn't need them. Though when I did use them they seemed very clear and easy to follow. The By Hand London girls were extremely helpful and approachable and if all sew-alongs are as good as this then count me in for some more!
Originally I'd planned a reversalex but I couldn't find a reversible zip I liked, plus I felt the pink fabric was heavy enough on its own that lining it would have made it too bulky. So it's only me (and you now) that know there's a moss green lining to the bodice, and a very neat one at that!
|Bodice and lining all cut out & ready to go
Cost - well the pattern cost me £12, main fabric £13.50 a metre (I bought 3), lining fabric £2.50 a metre, plus a zip and thread so all in about £63 which seems quite expensive. However I still have about a metre left of each fabric so I was thinking a skirt out the pink and a top out the green lining. And I will definitely be using this pattern again so all in all more than worth the cash!
Have you seen all the amazing versions popping up all over the place?! Just today I saw Miss Crayola Creepy's amazing Megan Draper inspired number - it's gorgeous! And Roisin AKA Dolly Clacket's sailing boat number with the gathered skirt. I think my next version will be with a gathered skirt like that, although there's also inspiration from Kathryn over at Yes I like that with her lovely ponte knit version with a half-circle skirt. And that's only a few of the amazing versions out there - so my only problem now is, which version next and what fabric?! A big big thanks to Elisalex and Charlotte for hosting the sew-along!