The front of the dress has a lapped button front (see above) with bound button holes instead of regular stitched in ones. The pattern doesn't really tell you how to do them, but more you just need to do them. So I turned to my trusty Complete guide to sewing, which has 3 different ways of doing bound button holes.
I went with the regular method which is also the most long winded. I’ll have to do a tutorial some time!
|Making little windows for the bound button holes|
|Finished but wonky!|
The other side isn't so bad (except I couldn't get the colour correction right! Boo photoshop!)
I've also watched two films which were quite good. One biopic on Brian Jones and a doco on Freda Kelly, The Beatles secretary
Stoned retells the story of Brian Jones's supposed murder, the months leading up to it and his relationship with Anita Pallenberg, the other Stones and his builder Frank Thorogood - his supposed killer.
What have you been up to since the fat man in the red suit came? And I'd love to hear what you got for Christmas!