I so enjoyed working on this dress, even though it is probably my most time-consuming project to date. I used cotton velvet for the collar and plaid fabric which I think is a cotton/poly blend. The pattern itself is really not very complicated but I was determined to take my time and make the best I could of this dress. Matching plaid takes a lot more patience and skill than I had anticipated and so it was enough for me to have just matched up the side seams!
I fully lined the dress and the edges of the facings and sleeve hems are finished with bias trim. The description of the detachable collar was a little misleading! It is actually hand-sewn just inside the opening of the v-neck and sandwiched between the bodice and the ‘vestee’. I suppose I could unpick it and reattach it if I really wanted to!
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