I have recently partnered with Elephant In My Handbag, you might have noticed their presence in my sidebar. I don't often give up space in my sidebar but love the range of fabrics they offer and after chatting over twitter I can confirm they are the friendliest bunch. They supplied the fabric for this dress and are very kindly offering readers of a million dresses 10% off purchases. There is currently no time limit to the code but it is single use, just enter the code 'milliondresses' at checkout.
This is one of the first dresses I have made since I purchased my overlocker. I haven't shared my insides yet as I plan on doing a post on how I find the Singer machine I purchased. Needless to say I am loving my new toy. It is really satisfying to use but is quite noisy and does add time onto my makes. I certainly wouldn't agree that an overlocker is essential in dressmaking, I made 84 quite happily without one, it is just like adding a bit of polish. I machine wash all of the dresses I have made so far and apart from one small repair to a shoulder seam I haven't had any problems with fraying.
Dress: Made by me using Luau Hula Girls fabric by Timeless Treasures from Elephant In My Handbag*
Pattern: Emery by Christine Haynes
Shoes: Clarks x Orla Kiely