|Left : approx 20cm x 20cm section of fabric ; Right : a close-up of the print|
The plan was to use 21-pinwale (lightweight) corduroy for the main body of the dress and the floral fabric for the feature panel. I selected a bright yellow corduroy for Samantha's dress and a dark emerald green corduroy for Asha's dress (bought from Spotlight).
Now, I have to say, I started these dresses months ago but they were left unfinished for a couple of months. The delay was partly because I made Samantha's dress first and I was a little unimpressed by the instructions. It took me a little while to figured out how I wanted to do it for Asha's dress. And then once both dresses were almost done, I delayed because I had 10 buttonholes to do (seriously, I have an aversion to buttonholes). Anyway, I finally finished them - here they are!
|Asha's dress on the left, Samantha's dress on the right|
|Front and back of Samantha's dress|
|Pleat detail on the front|
|Button detail on the back|
|a happy camper! :)|
Overall, I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. I have to mark up the pattern with the changes I have made so that I remember them for next time.