Simplicity 1803: DIY cut out scoop back brocade dress

This is the dress I made to wear to my birthday weekend away to Matfen Hall Hotel in the North East of England (just returned, infact, a few hours back). I made it from some silk brocade that I bought in India and used Simplicity pattern 1803 for the bodice and Butterick 5781 (blogged here) […]

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Butterick 5781: red, white and blue 2-in-1 dress – go Team GB!

Butterick 5781 in patriotic red, white and blue to support our current run of Team GB gold’s – done. I went for a viscose (?) blue and white stripe material for the bodice, red piping, and dark blue denim for the skirt. The pattern was quite straight forward and easy to follow. In fact, this may […]

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