After some rather fruitful visits to Wolverhampton's fabric market (Tuesday mornings) I had added some lovely lengths of fabric to my stash. With numerous weddings this year I wanted a dress pattern that would be suitable. The Simplicity 2549 view A fitted the bill. As usual I started by comparing my bust, waist and hips measurements to the pattern. My bust was a size 12, with the waist and hips a size 14 - ignoring the fact that this felt far too big I graded my pattern between the two sizes by drawing in a gently curve between the two sizes from the bust to waist measurements. I then traced my new adjusted pattern on to baking paper (so much cheaper than fancy dressmakers tracing paper - especially if you get it in the poundshop!)
|Simplicity 2549 - inside encased waistband|
This is a lovely pattern and I shall definitely make it again - just need to sort out my hat!