Adelaide dress update

Hey everyone,

Whilst it has been glorious outside I have had a serious lack of something nice to wear out for the hot weather. So I have cracked on with the Seamwork Adelaide dress that I downloaded a little while ago. I like the simple shape and thought it would be lovely made up in the blue cross fabric from my Isle of Wight trip.

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My toile (mock up in naff fabric to check out the fit) turned out not too bad! Just needed to move the darts out an inch and making the straps narrower. I did this by cutting an inch off the outerside of the straps and adding it to the innerside – perfect!

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I did have a weird situation where the front and back had a big difference in length although I think that’s from tracing off the pattern and then adding the bottom to it, still a good length on me!

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Have you ever made bias binding before? I hadn’t! This was new to me and probably took the longest of the whole dress so far. The pattern says a 2 hour make which I think it would be from cutting if you don’t have to make the binding, a right load of faff! Although I did it 🙂

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I haven’t installed snap fasteners/poppers before and wanted some lovely pearly ones, so I ordered some lovely ones online and am just waiting on the pliers to have a go! Anyone else think that ‘poppers’ describe the fastenings on strippers clothes? You know, so they can rip them off quick? Haha!

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Pearly poppers *snigger*

This is what the dress looks like so far…

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Adelaide dress sans snaps/poppers

Wish me luck with the snaps!

Tash

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