Jorth Sewing Enterprises and Tyger Wears presents: The Best New Swirly Dress
See! Proof that I have actually been sewing. In fact, this is the 3rd dress I've made recently - it's just happens to be the only one I've managed to get photos of. Probably helps that it's always easier when you don't have to model it yourself, and the model you have makes any photo shoot fun with her ultra-hammy ways!
I made this using New Look 6884, in size 8, which is perfect both fit-wise and length-wise. This was one super easy dress to put together. The trickiest bit was doing the armhole binding, but I've done that a few times this year, so dudes! I'm like an old pro now! Hardly swore at all. Result!
The nicest part of this dress is the vintage orange buttons. Made even nicer by the fact that they came from Nan's button bag. They are perfect - I couldn't have found a better match if I'd tried.
I'd actually bought the pattern and fabric to make up last summer, but alas and alack ran out of time. So glad fabric doesn't go off, eh? Plus it feels like another awesome bit of stash busting. Hoorah!
Pattern: New Look 6884, view B (minus the side ties), size 8
Fabric: 1.8m cotton quilting
Notions: Iron-on interfacing, 6 buttons