Saturday, 28 February 2015

Jasmine's Birthday Dress

It was my sister's 14th birthday yesterday and, for her present, I decided to make her the skater-style dress from the Great British Sewing Bee book, which featured in Mollie Makes Sewing magazine.
The problem with Jasmine is that she is very particular about what she likes and dislikes in terms of clothes, which ended up with me ringing her in the middle of 1st For Fabrics so I could describe different fabrics to her and see what she would like best. She chose a gothic skull and rose print fabric, which I think works well for the style of dress.

The pattern was a download from the Mollie Makes website and did take a while to stick together, however I quite like PDF style patterns as they are sturdier than the tissue paper patterns.The only issue I had with it was that there was no size guide so I had to guess which size to make. I made a size ten, as I'd rather it was too big than too small, but it fits her perfectly! I'd probably lose points with Patrick and May, if I was on the Sewing Bee, as I didn't match the pattern because it would have been really difficult. 
I bought myself an invisible zip foot, which I trialed on this dress, and it isn't quite 'invisible' but it isn't bad for a first attempt. I will hopefully be back with another dressmaking post soon, I have a few items I've made which haven't featured here yet, and I am building a list of things to make.

Until next time, 

Holly Olivia x


  1. Saw your post on Molly Makes twitter, and funnily enough, I made something for my little sister with the same fabric. As she had turned 40, it was a little more subtle. Yay for sisters who sew to their siblings taste!

    1. That's really cool! I've also noticed someone at college has a pencil case made of the same fabric- it must be popular!

      Holly Olivia


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