|All buttoned up with cuffs down|
"Mo Coppoletta has an international reputation for unique and exquisite tattoos, so was the perfect choice to represent this collection inspired by the art of touch.
Joy and Sorrow is derived from a fascination Mo has with nursery rhymes and their dark magic. He wanted to symbolise the Liberty peacock by using different kinds of birds. Mo adorned them with strings of pearls, deco brooches and surrounded them with dragonflies, all of which were inspired by Liberty archive prints from the 1920s, creating a surrealist design with deep dark grounds."
Here is an interview with Mo Coppoletta on his designs for Liberty if you are interested.
Now to the dress. The lovely fabric helps the dress along... unlike the stiff ugly fabric that I used for the muslin, the lawn helps it sit better. In addition, I raised the waist by about 5/8 inch. I think I should have taken it up a bit more, but it's ok. I cut a 36 and then graded to a 38 at the waist because I was worried about it being too tight. I needn't have worried. The dress definitely looks better with a belt as it helps emphasise my waist.
|Cuffs up and unbuttoned|
The rest of it was straightforward - although it wasn't a fast make. I'm also reasonably happy with the invisible zip after my last effort.
For the fitting purists it's not a perfect fit but it's pretty good and will definitely see a lot of wear - definitely work appropriate! A very cute dress and I'm glad I made it. Thanks Pauline for the pattern and the sewalong!
|P.S. Shoes are these from Pour la Victoire.|