Sunday, 7 December 2014

Bright Floral Dress

In the last few months I've been applying to various universities to do a degree in costume production (the making side of things). Over the next couple of months I have to bring a portfolio to each uni for an interview. Obviously I needed a new dress. I went for perhaps one of the brightest fabrics I own (excepting the orange penguins, but I do want to be taken seriously at interviews) so I'll perhaps be easier to remember as the girl with the bright floral dress. 
I went for a simple fit and flare shape to show the amazing fabric off to it's best advantage. One of the uni's I visited is right next to Goldhawk Road so of course I dragged Dad over there and I bought 1.5 metres of this gorgeous wool blend.
 I used my block for the bodice and a pleated skirt from the simplicity 4070 dress pattern. I cut both the front and back bodice's on the fold so the dress is fastened with an invisible zip at the side seam. I wanted to line the bodice which I usually do because it takes care of the neckline and arm-scythes so nicely but I wasn't sure how to do it without a centre back seam. Luckily a quick google yielded this great tutorial and I had no problems.
 I'm so so happy with the way it fits and the length and everything, and I'm looking forward to wearing it to my interviews! (First one on wednesday, arrghhh!)
Thanks for reading, and to Ed for taking photos!
Lauren xx

22 comments:

  1. It's a perfect dress for your interviews! It's also a great way to show off your portfolio in person because it shows you can fit something as well as construct it well.

    Best of luck on your interviews - you will have schools fighting for you, I'm sure! =)

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    1. Thank you, that's exactly what I was thinking! Haha I hope so!

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  2. Great dress, Lauren! So you're going to make your passion a profession? My best wishes for your interviews!

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  3. Exciting news, Lauren! Best of luck on your interviews! :)

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  4. You look gorgeous! Beautiful dress and the fit is perfect. I'm sure you'll ace your interviews! Best of luck :)

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  5. The dress looks great on you & is the perfect wearable portfolio! Hope your interviews go really REALLY well x

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  6. Really pretty dress, I hope your interviews go well. Good luck!!

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  7. So pretty! I am really impressed how fast you sew new dresses, also :-)

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    1. Thank you! I get home earlier now because I've passed my driving test so I have more time to sew!

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  8. Best of luck at all your interviews. The dress is a wonderful way to showcase your abilities. The colours and fit are amazing on you.

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad that the fit is finally sorted!

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  9. Beautiful dress! All the very best with your interviews :)

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