Pretty Penny

Oh my it’s been a while pals! I have been busy away in the background making stuff but I’ve just been procrastinating longer and longer before sitting down to write an actual blog post! And well life happened! I got engaged last September, which incredibly exciting, we have a date and it’s full steam ahead. I honestly cannot wait to call my best pal my husband!


Enough of all the soppy and let’s talk sewing! I’ve been excited to sew up a Penny Dress for myself ever since I saw the design way back last year when we were prepping the designs for this year at work. It’s such a simple but really pretty dress and in a lovely cotton lawn, which this version is in, it’s perfect for all the lovely but slightly sweat inducing sunshine we have been having!


I made this up last week and I was so excited to have made the perfect sundress my wonderful photographer/fiancee took some pictures on an adventure to Syon Park yesterday. We had the perfect day filled with sunshine and plenty of cake! I would highly recommend it if you fancy a day out, the conservatory is awesome. We didn’t get to go into the house as it was closed for a wedding but we will just have to go back for a second visit!


Back to the dress! I did a slight FBA following this tutorial, I also lengthened the front slightly to accommodate my bust and stop it sitting just under my bra! It seems to have worked fine and I’m pretty pleased with the overall fit. I kept the skirt the original length, normally I would shorten it but the longer length is nice for the summer, less chance of flashing your pants in an unexpected gust of wind, I’m looking at you London Underground!

There is already another Penny on the go, in the most amazing flamingo fabric but it has taken a bit of a backseat as it is not the most breathable fabric so I doubt I’ll get much wear out of it anytime soon! There will be photos, I am determined to fill up my wardrobe while I have the time before wedding dress sewing takes over!

That’s all from me pals, hope you all have restful Sundays! I’m sat with some tea and enjoying some leftover cake from our afternoon tea yesterday.



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