It was a post about Clothing Inspiration, and she had matched popular clothing brands with Sewing patterns. Score!
I absolutely love Cue dresses, but find they are always too short for my liking.. and out of my (Husband's) price range.
So I decided to give New look 6124, View E a crack and see if it would end up looking even remotely like a bought dress..
I didn't make the peplum, because let's face it, I don't really need extra material in the hip department.
Firstly I made my muslin from a poplin cotton that was on special at $3 a mtr, another great thing about this dress is it only needs 2 mtr's of fabric!
I didn't really get a lot of pictures of the muslin because I wore it out that night.. You can kind of see it in this picture below :)
But I did the sleeves a little differently from the pattern.. I gathered them a little to give a ruched effect. I think it turned out ok :)
The actual intended fabric is a cotton sateen at $12 a mtr... I clearly haven't got the matching patterns etc down yet, but will try harder next time.. Let me know what you think :)