This fabulous dress was made back in August and I'm finally posting now. The time lag is not representative of my feelings of how it came out. I think it is one of my most successful executions of idea that I had.
The fabric is a menswear shirting from Mood. Carefully selected to make sure it was one that doesn't wrinkle very much and is quite easy to iron.
Finished with bias trim made from the same fabric.
A lovely venice lace add a very feminine touch to the menswear fabric. It also meant that all hems could be machine stitched as they would be covered with the lace. I did add to the sleeve hem so that the turn up matched the body hem. It was the perfect depth to place the lace stitching line exactly over the sleeve and hem stitching lines.
The only other alteration made was to petite the shoulder depth.
This will be repeated for next summer as I've already bought a nice poly crepe and instead of the lace trim, I'm planning ruffles.