Basically I decided to make a skyline dress after seeing this image in Pinterest!
I used the lilou dress from love at first stitch because I'm obsessed with it! And cut a size 3 with no alterations!
Construction wise it was pretty basic, the bodice is fully lined (that black smug is my way of knowing that's the lining, I hope and pray it washes out!)
And I French seamed the pretty hefty skirt!
Yep there are some serious gathers going on there!
Fastening wise I opted for my regular zip insertation , it ain't fancy but it does the job.
And added another handmade loop, mainly because an old lady in tesco commented on how neat the one on my he-man dress is, and her mother was a dressmaker so she should know!
All of the fabric came from my stash, I think the cream is a quilting cotton and the skyline is made up from scrap bits of black fabric and lace.
The skyline was actually pretty simple to create , after I cut my skirt pieces I cut a load of outlines of buildings from scrap fabric. Some are simple rectangles, some have triangle roofs, some have domes, I just kind of went with it! I was tempted to recreate the London skyline but I don't have the patience! Then I just appliqués them to my skirt pieces using a wide zig zag stitch.
If I were to make it again , id make taller buildings I think, and I'd make the skirt a bit shorter (it's currently rocking an inch of hem!) and I think I'm going to try and find a petticoat to wear with it!
But all in all I LOVE IT! It's a quirky fun piece and it used up a lot of stash fabric , including the cream that I probably wouldn't have used other wise!
Here's the question though! I wonder if Tilly thinks I've made it my own?