Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Scirocco Dress by Figgy's for Issy

Before we went away for our trip my daughter asked if I could make her a new dress.  She came to the fabric store in Surrey Hills with me, and chose some wildly inappropriate (light and difficult to wash) fabrics, after I steered her away from the Collette Dinnigan silk.

I made the Scirocco Dress from Figgy's, which she chose because of the flouncy tiers and open twist back.


She is pretty happy with it.  We layered the fabrics she chose and included some optional details, like the trim either side of the central pleat.

Pretty neat, if I do say so myself...
She is right on the upper end of the size range for these patterns, so am glad I got to make this for her this year.  The fit is fairly good, though I wouldn't want it to be much smaller.


The twist back is interesting.  We added a contrast fabric to line it with - so there are peaks of pale green at the twist and when she moves.  The construction was fairly straightforward, but if you do want to line with a contrast you will have to plan to do so before you cut your pieces out, as the pattern expects you to line and outer in the same fabric.

She was very pleased with herself and saved it to wear on the special evenings out in Greece - so it's definitely a winner!



Ciao for now!






2 comments:

  1. You've been busy :) The Scirocco looks fantastic against a Grecian backdrop! Oh how I wish my kid still wanted me to make her stuff.

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  2. Hi there - you won a fabric giveaway you entered on my blog (Ernest Flagg) - congratulations! I have sent you an email, to your deadlymite account Thanks Emma

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