Ever since I read ‘The Lawn Bow’ blog by Sew Deputy I was compelled to make this dress! I already had the pattern and was originally planning on making the one with the Peter Pan collar but her beautiful bow clinched the deal! Its another Simplicity pattern (K1609) and really easy to make as there are only two main pattern pieces.
Now I’ve never classed myself as a ‘bow’ kind of person in the past but the shape of this one is perfect. I was also having a bit of a nightmare with the collar to be honest:
Collar number 1:
The interfacing was too heavy for the fabric and I looked like Harry Hill.
Collar number 2:
After piecing the collar together, trimming and clipping the curves I realised that I had sewn the wrong sides together (I don’t think that my streaming cold was helping my concentration!)
After these two mishaps I fell out of love with the collar and thought I would try the bow and I’m glad I did 🙂
I used a lightweight cotton fabric for this project and kept the length a little longer so that I could wear it for work.
I had several lovely comments about this one and I also admitted that I made it myself – I think my confidence is growing!
I’ll definitely be making another one soon!
Until next time…