This is another version of the lovely Simplicity 2550, (see also my little black dress). I’m not sure this was quite so successful, for some reason.
The fabric is a navy polka dot synthetic something-or-other I picked up from St Albans market for a few pounds a metre. I liked the idea of a spotty version of this and intended it to be for a friend’s February wedding, but in the end it just didn’t quite do it for me so I wore something else instead.
I had a few problems with the bodice fitting this time, probably because the fabric was so fluid and drapey compared to the crisp black linen mix I used last time.
Despite all this moaning, its still a nice dress sitting in my wardrobe awaiting its first outing! I would definately wear it with a jacket or cardigan over the top, and just need to pluck up courage to wear it ‘au naturale’!!