I am attempting to make this dress from Vogue's highly entertaining Vintage range - not subtitled, though it should be, "how to get Vintage fashion that fits and doesn't smell of long-dead cats". Because it is labelled “Advanced", and I only bought a machine a year ago and so am not Advanced except when “Beginner” is also tacked on, I thought I’d have a go at a cotton version first before attempting to wrestle with silk crepe de chine. I also thought it would be fun to make it in white. Hmm. I had spotted the obvious flaw in a dress made of exquisite white cotton lawn so fine it’s semi-transparent, but I had not considered that the construction details would also show through. So that’s twice the work, then. Oh well, it’s nice to concentrate on something a bit different from reading and writing and work, but I fear it will end up taking ages and distract me even more from Romilda Vane and, severally, the secret chamber under the Malfoys’ drawing room. It has also added weight to my theory that part of the reason for the success of the Gaudy Night punt trip is that in the right light, Harriet’s frock is not entirely opaque.
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