15 July 2010
And more check... I know you're not surprised.
How could I not? At a minor splurge in Global Fabrics in Christchurch I found this blue buffalo check, which as it happens is the bigger, blue version of my orange check dress. Anyways it started life as a shirt dress from a 50s pattern but due to the stretchyness of fabric it didn't turn out that great and was generally just "frumpy" - which according to certain a gentleman is not the look a young lady should be going for! So, I ended up cutting the whole thing to pieces and recutting out this Burda magazine dress. Man, matching checks is so tiresome but I think I managed it ok, apart from the back where I didn't have enough fabric and had to sew together two bits. But enough about my fabric inadequacies... it turned out cute enough!