Bernie Dexter dress from Miss Bamboo I instantly fell in love with the green material and didn't even hesitate to click the buy button. I paid no thought of would it fit. Buying dress is pretty much a nightmare for me which I've mentioned previously so I knew that I'd end up spending time making alterations to it.
I was so excited when it arrived and the fabric as just as fantastic in real life. But then the work really began. I finally made really good use of Daisy and set to work. Firstly I set her to my dimensions but using a fab hint from Gertie who's blog I have been following for a while. Shes got a great online course to make a bombshell dress which is next on my list of todo's. Anyway, her hint was to find a bra that I know fits well, pad it out and to use it on your tailors dummy. This caused many giggles in our house from my husband.
Hours later I'd taken the waist in by two inchs, moved the waist line up by half an inch. Altered the line of the bust slightly, and taken an inch off the length. I was sooo happy with my results but then I just wasn't quite happy with the arms so then changed them into short sleeves rather than 3/4.
Next it was the shoes, I'd decided that a red pair would be a fab contrast to the green and I love Irregular Choice shoes they are so quirky! and eventually settled on these.
So how did the outfit all fit together? Well here you go. I was so happy with the result.
Completely forgot to get any pictures of my hair but I'm sure I'll be doing it like this again so will tell you all about that later.