Bluebell dress

Towards the end of the manic panic making of my pink coat, designed to keep me warm at a Yorkshire wedding, it suddenly occurred to me I hadn’t quite thought about what to wear under said coat at said wedding (and therefore faced the prospect of actually being rather cold). My wardrobe yielded a succession of utterly wrong dresses (you know how it goes: J ‘How about this?’ Me: ‘Oh not that – the collar will clash with the coat!’). It was Friday night; the wedding was on Sunday – there was only one thing for it.

I had to make a new dress.

Bluebell New Look 6049-17

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Black and White: New Look 6049

New Look 6049 3

New Look 6049 6

Ok, so I know we’ve all agreed that ablogogising is a bad thing. As such, I’m not going to exactly say I did a bad job here… But I am going to say – this dress does not love me. It’s a shame, because the fabric is lovely stuff – a soft, loose-woven wool from Dalston Mill, and the pattern is one I’ve generally had a lot of success with – New Look 6049. Continue reading