I have longed for an Alice In Wonderland dress forever. I had a very specific idea in mind of what I wanted it to look like: I didn't want cartoony images of Alice and the rabbit, I wanted the classic style illustrations you see in some of the earlier edition books.
I was feeling a little paranoid after looking at some of these snaps as I've styled my fringe out on that occasion for a change. I was feeling a more retro inspired look that day.
I spent about £37 for 3 metres- which is what I usually spend on a novelty fabric. I do have a little left which I'm saving.
I knew exactly what pattern to use for the dress and this Simplicity pattern (6723) in the classic style suits it perfectly. Now I would say this pattern is for the more experienced sewer, if you've had a go at a skirt or bodice before this would be a perfect next step. I think to date this has to be the best dress I've ever made. The fit and the styling are perfect and the length is just how I like it. I went for option B in the bodice which is a little more modest and classic in style. For my next creation I think I'm going to go for the sweetheart neckline option.