Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?
- William Blake
I love the first two lines of this poem and whilst I was looking at the fabric for this dress (designed by Cotton + Steel) and making it I kept repeating them over and over again. My dress making confidence has been boosted enormously lately, ever since the success of my three summer dresses. Even better though is that now I finally have my tailors dummy, no more sticking pins into me instead I can stick pins into her.
It is stunning how quickly this dress came together. It is the same pattern as the deckchair dress, so I knew what I was doing, but to fit is on the dummy was amazing. It has seams so you can feel where to put the darts. The fabric hangs so easily so hopefully it means no more lumpy seams for me or pinning on myself and skewing the hang. It was an amazing experience and I was jumping around for joy when I put it on and on its first fitting it was perfect. I will never go back to stabbing myself with pins!
Lots of love