and it was inspired by this dress I saw on Pinterest.
I love the Peter Pan collar, the princess seams going up to the shoulders, and the three-quarter length cuffed sleeves.
My fabric is some tartan viscose from the lovely Claire and Laura at The Dab Hand, but I got the end of the roll. It was a bit shifty, so I stablised it with some spray starch.
Cutting out was a bit of a nightmare as I wanted to match up the lines on the tartan, so I cut it out on a single layer. I have another tartan dress that I want to make, so I'll try and take some photos when I'm cutting it out.
As the fabric wrinkles a bit, I underlined the bodice with some viscose voile I got ages ago from The Textile Centre.
The pattern is self-drafted, and I think the princess seams to the shoulders work well with the tartan.
The sleeves are a shorter version of the sleeves on this self-drafted shirt, and the cuffs are ordinary cuffs instead of the French cuffs on the shirt. I cut the cuffs on the bias because trying to match the lines was making my head hurt...
The skirt is a gathered rectangles with side seam pockets, but I managed to mess it up when I sewed the right back skirt upside down, and had to unpick it!
Also, the tartan doesn't match completely at the bodice centre back, but I can live with it because the waist and neckline seams lined up perfectly, and I won't see it when I'm wearing it!
Have a great week!