The ‘Tangerine Roses’ Dress
Fabric Orange, white and grey jersey knit, free from ebay!
Pattern C dress by Masty – free pattern from Burdastyle
Time to complete 2.5 hours – ish
First worn For photos
Wear again? On holiday in two weeks time
Total price Nothing! (unless you count the thread)
I have been waiting for the chance to use this fabric. Orange really isn’t a colour I would choose, even if it has been re-named Tangerine Tango, but this fabric was an absolute bargain. I bought it from this seller on ebay. It was very cheap anyway but the seller then contacted me to say that she had found some imperfections in the print of the fabric. She had posted it anyway and not charged me for it. So it was actually free! The imperfections were hardly noticeable and easy to cut around, so I think the least I can do is recommend this seller for their excellent service.
In keeping with the free theme I used a pattern I have been dying to try since seeing this version by distie – the C dress from Burdastyle. I made virtually the whole thing using my serger, missed off the sleeves, used a double layer for front and back bodice pieces as recommended here, meaning I could miss out the bias binding. I also hand-stitched the front to stop it gaping. No fit adjustments needed – I love knits! I will have to remember not to eat too much though, or else drag out the ‘hold it all in’ underwear.
The thing I love most about this dress is the back. Look – how cool is that!
I should have made more effort to hide my bra strap, but I am running late again this week. I wore a different one when making the dress and it was definitely hidden. Overall despite this being a colour combination I would not normally choose, I have to say that I absolutely love this dress, and I can’t wait to wear it on holiday in a couple of weeks.