|From Country Living Magazine, September 2013|
I found a dress pattern that was as close as I could get to the original and decided that I would splash out on the Cabbages and Roses Hatley fabric as it looked so pretty. After enlisting the moral support of my sister-in-law who had studied at the London College of Fashion I was ready to begin! Three weekends later and I have a similar (if not exactly the same) dress and much more confidence with the sewing machine. It has been taken apart and put back together several times and I'm sure it would not stand up to close scrutiny by anyone who knows their stuff but as a first attempt I think it is rather good!
It's first outing will be this weekend at a (hopefully sunny!) September wedding, with a tan cropped tweed jacket, tan pumps and maybe a string of pearls or long silver pendant.