“The Sparkly Vicar” Dress.
“Mum, that’s my hat. And why are you dressed as a vicar?”
It’s true. I confess. I bought this sequinned beret for my six year old daughter for Christmas but secretly planned to wear it myself. I am officially a bad parent. And as for the vicar comment – well I can kind of see what she means.
I originally intended to add sequins to the dress as well but in the general spirit of trying to make stuff I will wear regularly I left them off. Maybe if I had added them it would look at touch less ecclesiastical. Anyway,
Fabric – Navy blue wool mix suiting. I got about 5 metres off ebay a while back for next to nothing.
Pattern: Peony by Colette
Notions: Zipper, although I could have got away without it as I can get it on and off without undoing it.
Time to complete: About a day.
First worn: Today, to Canterbury, our nearest city. We fed the ducks, froze our backsides off then had to recover in the pub.
Wear again? Once I have sewn the facings down properly. There are a lot of changes I will make to the fit when I try this pattern again (and I definitely will make it again, it’s a dream to sew and I love the style) but it will do for work.
Total price: Less than £5.00