A lunch time photo of me made Mother’s Day in May with my dear friend M and our lovely daughters in their mum made dresses. This has become our new tradition.
This year is brought to you by patterns from BurdaStyle and Tessuti (Stella and Yuki, to be precise- see NonSuch Sewing for more info).
I look extra tall in these photos because I am wearing ridiculously high heels. And Felicity is not. That’s what’s I have to do now to not be shorter than my kids. Taking a bit of getting used too! (the being shorter bit, not the wearing of high heels)
You’ll note that I reversed the tucks and tie on the front. Not intentionally, just the way I cut it out. Other changes were to line the dress, and to add a keyhole button opening at the back neck because my local Spotlight store didn’t have a long enough zip in the right colour.
Felicity’s dress is BurdaStyle 10/2016 #104 made in a stretch polyester velvet. I drafted a 38 with a FBA. Her measurements put her more into a size 40, but I wanted some negative ease for this fabric. There’s enough stretch in this fabric to not need a zip, so no zip was used. I also swapped the neck facing out for satin bias binding.
The fit turned out very well and Felicity is very pleased with her dress. She looks fabulous in it too!
This dress has lots of lovely design features. Photographing black velvet in bright midday sun does not do it justice!
I think I need to make another version for me in another fabric just to show you how lovely it is…