PATTERN: Self drafted pattern from bodice block

FABRIC: Black flower embroidered chiffon | John Lewis    Black poly-cotton | Rolls & Rems, Lewisham

The making of this dress had a mind of its own. When I started cutting into the fabric it was destined to look very different.

The result, is an airy relaxed dress that I will end up wearing much more often than the intended dress. 

I didn't have much room for error, or the possibility to make a whole dress in the one fabric. In any case, at £30 a metre I couldn't bring myself to! So I decided upon a separate bodice piece in the flower embroidery and this great black fabric with the perfect drape as the lining/skirt with an elasticated waist. This was initially intended to be made from a black chiffon from John Lewis which frayed like a Bitch and had a cheap un-drapey-ness which I was not happy with. 

Ultimately, I'm thrilled with this result and am glad I took the time and effort to un-pick the chiffon and replace with this lightweight fabric, perfect for the Summer!