My I Dress is the Iced Tea Dress, so named because of the summery citrus print of the fabric. I half think it’s a little bit like a tablecloth, which luckily I don’t object to too much.

Here we are again, I really liked this dress when I made it. I wore it to brunch with my mum and dad and to school. A couple of months on, the bodice seems to have loads of spare fabric and doesn’t fit at all  as I would like; I was reluctant to wear it out to get photos for this post.

It’s the first time I’ve used bias tape on a hem, which gives it some rigidity that I’m not opposed to. I also used bias tape (cheap, shop bought) to finish the arm holes.

The pattern is Simplicity’s Cynthia Rowley 1873 again, view B: sleeveless but with a higher neck. The fabric is another Makower cheapie from The Textile Centre, £6pm and I bought 3m. It’s a straightforward make and I do love both this and the scooped neck view, but think I need to grade down the bodice at least if I want to make another. Ha, I say that like I know where to start! 

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