I had wanted to sew up this Colette pattern for a while, and when I found a lovely satin remnant for €3 I just went for it. Having made it, a lighter or finer fabric would probably work better.
The pictures are not great, a combination of bad lighting and shiny fabric! Still, I'm really pleased with how it turned out.
Inside view of top.
This pattern is called a "Slip Dress" so is obviously to be worn next to the skin. I'm conscious of this with the children - finishing seams so they won't irritate the skin when worn, and I wasn't happy to leave the inside seams exposed. What I did was cut another (extra) piece for under the bust and completely enclosed these seams. I also put binding on the centre front seams just to tidy them up!
the other change I made was to put bows on the front of the straps to make them adjustable.
I made the straps adjustable because I thought this would be a perfect surprise present for a friend to cheer her up, but now I'm not so sure - maybe it's because of the name - is it a dress or a slip.... or a nightdress? Perhaps I'm over-thinking it, maybe I'll just wrap it nicely and hope the thought will count!