This is a pretty fancy famous frock, a black shift dress with side zip and sheer yoke.
This used the same fabric as the glasses dress.
2m of black suiting
1m of sheer black fabric
I was quite worried about sewing the sheer fabric again as it was going to be really visible and needed to be done perfectly.
It turned out fine though: I used a number 9 needle, matched the tension and sewed very slowly.
The pattern wasn't entirely clear which way around the top should be attached to the collar and I had to cut another out. the long edge is for the collar.
The side zip is a better fit for my square shoulders but a lapped zip is still in the nemesis category of zips. I hate zips. I hand sewed this one before machining it.
This is the first more fitting dress that I have made from the book and I found out that I'm a smaller size than previously thought- S. So I had to take in the side seems and redo the zip. I'll have to cut down the skirt pattern if I make the dress again.
Overall, I'm pleased with how it's turned out and it came together pretty quickly and easily.
Below is the original dress and the dress from the pattern book.
You rip what you sew!