It kind of feels like I got this one on the cheap as my fabric is leftover from a previous project (HERE) which was purchased from Truro Fabrics. The black is no longer listed but it is now available in Navy Blue and a gorgeous Christmas Cranberry Red instead. I almost bought the red this season but thought better of it as I don't need it! How's that for will power?!
The pattern is McCalls 7047 which is one of those mix and match patterns.
I made the red version but added the train and also the cowl back neckline. The back is quite low cut so I added 2" to this just so I could comfortably wear a bra underneath. I'm glad I did as even with the added 2" this back is certainly low enough for me!
I absolutely love everything about this pattern. The style, the combinations, the fit, construction, everything!! So much so, I have fabric to make this again already. But it's the peplum that sold it to me in the first place
It's been a few weeks since I made this one but if memory serves I didn't change anything else other than the lining construction. The waist seam was visible on the inside as was the skirt lining seams. So for a clean finish, I altered mine. Details of this are on My Sewing Pattern Review but you can see my enclosed waist seam here, which I hand stitched down.
Apologies for looking a bit windswept on the photos... the hair didn't behave itself but at least the dress did :)
For the contrast collar I just used a plain white polyester jersey which if memory serves me right, possibly has some viscose content in it. It worked well for this dress anyways, making the collar more of a feature.
As you may have noticed, I couldn't decide at first on white or black gloves. But on heading out, I finally went with the black :)
Thanks for stopping by and taking time to read :)
Happy New Year to you all and
Best Wishes for 2016
Dawn :) x