Here is the first of my 12 outfits! The joy of an Australian summer, in February a frock is an outfit unto itself. Well, almost. I made a necklace to match from the bones of a massive pair of earrings I never wear and some embroidery thread that matches the dress fabric.
I had originally planned a different dress, but as is often the case with thrifted patterns, there were some pieces missing. Of course they were the pieces for the bodice I wanted to make so that idea was scrapped and I moved on to my back up pattern which I had been planning on using for a while too.
I didn't want a tie belt for the dress so I made my first ever fabric covered belt. I was really pleased with how it turned out, especially for a first crack!
Pattern: Simplicity 9744 View 3
Fabric: Mystery op shop score
Mods: I lowered the neckline by about 3cm and raised the hemline to just above my knees.