My Dress for My Cousin’s Wedding!

Good Morning peeps!
Look what I’ve got to show you today! My Completed Betty Dress from Eliza M Vintage! Here is what i started with:

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Of course I’ve been to my favourite shop in Leeds B and M Fabrics where I picked up these delicious fabrics! The Navy Floral Cotton was £4.99 a Metre and it was 150cm wide which was a steal at that price and Pink and Cream Polka dot was 45″ wide and was £3.99 a Metre so I have plenty spare of both materials to make a matching fascinator I’ll have plenty of time as my cousins wedding isn’t till the 19th July :mrgreen:

I’ve used The Betty Dress Pattern from Eliza M Vintage where you can buy from here which I have never used before and fancied going retro yet stylish for my wedding outfit. I cut a Size 12 from the pattern according to my measurements and just had to take it in a little at the bust and that’s all the alteration i needed to do.

It was actually quite easy to follow with the pattern but If you are totally new to sewing you’ll probably be googling a few techniques and meanings but to say I am sewing novice I followed it quite well and i can even put in invisible zip with ease, I just had to alter my zip as I had bought a 22″ and the dress requires an 18″ lol.

I do love this dress but i could see myself getting a petticoat to go underneath to show off the fullness of the skirt as per the photo below as there is quite a lot of material to be on show!

So Here I am:

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I am also entering this Dress into Week three: New To Me. June 15th (00:00 UTC) until June 21st (24:00 UTC) Challenge over at at The Monthly Stitch where the theme for June is to us Indie patterns. So if you want to join in on the fun then sign up here

Have a fab Thursday!

Sal xx

Sally

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