Thank you for your comments on my Lola Dress. Sorry I haven't responded to them all; I have been on holiday in Cornwall.
Every time I see the photos of my Lola Dress (I use my blogroll to keep up with my fave blogs) I see how poorly it fits. It won't stop me from wearing it but next time I will be certain to make some alterations before cutting.
But now...here is my Colette Hawthorn dress. And the good news is I love it. Really love it! Luckily I had made the peplum blouse version so I had already checked out the pattern for fitting issues (there weren't any!). The skirt, being full, I knew would be fine. It would be extremely upsetting to waste two metres of Liberty lawn!
I put this photo in as the skirt looks nice!Although I knew the dress would fit, I was a little anxious it would look frumpy on me. I do not want to look frumpy. As it happens, the dress does look a bit frumpy on the hanger but once I put it on I feel very feminine in it. Also I'm relieved to find that, although I made it with plenty of room in the waist (I probably could have taken out some of that ease) it's still flattering and doesn't make me feel like a sack of potatoes, which can happen easily, as I have quite a thick waistline. So, it's super super comfy, which makes a change as I usually cut everything too small (yes I know it's stupid).
Close-up of Mawston MeadowIn these photos I'm wearing a petticoat with a little netting, which I think really accentuates the fullness of the skirt without making it look too dressy.
Petticoat: McCalls M6706