November MAGAM Challenge is completed and posted all in the same month. Go me! Sometimes you get a garment that just seems to fall together with no issues and no unpicking at all; this was one of those. And, this is one of my favourite makes of the year. Really pleased with how this has turned out and it gave me so much construction pleasure and lining everything up. (not the cutting, I'm not a fan of cutting) but lining up the seams to pattern match the fabric and keeping it all in place was very self satisfying. I know, I'm weird like that.
The pattern is M7014 and I made view A which has princess seams, patch pockets on the front and an invisible zip at the back.
To ensure that the fabric pattern lined up perfectly at the zip I interfaced down each centre back edge first then used wonder tape to attach the zip in place. Then on top of that I tacked in the zip. I was determined this zip was not going anywhere other than where it should!
I debated at first whether or not to cut the side panels on the cross for a bit of detail but I did this with my last pinafore dress (which is still going strong!) so decided to keep it all the same way in the end, and just do the pockets instead as per the pattern.
I Love that this dress is fully lined. For that I used the same fabric that I lined my Bomber Jacket. It's all crumpled and bumpy in this photo because I had worn this all day before I realised I didn't have a photo of the inside. So back it went onto Lady Mai for another photo. I'm sure she appreciated it, it's kinda cold here right now. Ha! 😉
My favourite detail of this dress though has to be the neckline. I love the shape. The pattern however doesn't tell you to interface this. I often wonder why the Big 4 sometimes miss out vital details?
As far as the fabric goes, I'm not entirely sure? I picked it up from Birmingham Rag Market some months ago and I think its possibly a woven poly wool blend. But whatever it is, it made up beautifully and I loved working with it.
And I have to say, I love wearing this too. This dress is definitely going to become a staple in my winter wardrobe.
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