The Indigo Dress

This is one of those patterns where there are dozens of examples all over Instagram. I have asked myself why I took so long to make it and have likened it to working in the software industry – hard to imagine I know but wait…

I worked for a software company called Liquidlogic who supply software to councils. When we released a new version, there were always the dead eager customers who couldn’t wait to get their hands on the new functionality. Then there were the customers who waited patiently for the eager ones to test it out and find out if there were any bugs and/or to try out the different new functions and styles.

So I think I belong in the second category. When it came to making this pattern, I watched and saw different styles, versions, hacks and fabric choices being made and displayed. After viewing and scrutinising body shapes, ages, fabric etc I knew which version and fabric I wanted to make my first Indigo and this is it.

Now that I have made the simple version, I am tempted to make the fancy sleeves and the ruffle version too.

I made this version from Summer Posy Viscose from Fabrics Galore. I bought the fabric at the Black Monday sale. It’s lovely to sew, drapes beautifully and looks great. I am very happy with the dress. I have now done the hems and I will post a picture of me wearing it when the sun returns here!

Now shall I make another the same or shall I do the bell sleeve version?

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