To recap, this was the inspiration photo I found on eBay:
I didn't have the exact pink tweed and blue trim, etc, in my stash. I wanted to use up my stash fabric so I picked a dark green tweed and a purple wool and some burgundy trim for this dress. I also used a stash pattern New Look 6779 (size 14). And this is the result:
|(I guess I should have ironed it more before taking the pictures.)|
I used size 14 instead of the size 12 that I had previously used due to the fact that the wool fabrics are thicker and I was to fully lined the dress. I omitted the hem band that was in the inspiration because I think it would cut me off and may make me look shorter. I have used the sewing pattern before a few times (see here). It's a very easy to make dress. However, since I decided to make the dress fully lined (tweed wool can be itchy), as well as adding the pipping, the dress took much more time than I had expected to make. Regardless, I'm very happy with the result:
The weather is already getting cooler so I'm hoping to wear this dress in the next couple of weeks. Can't wait!
My review for this pattern is here.