A Shetland Frock
Well, I’ve got some great news – I’ve been accepted into the Heriot-Watt University Fashion and Textiles Design MA program! I am so excited about it and I can hardly believe the news. I’m a bit scared, as I’ve been quite out of practice; so I decided to pattern and make a dress to get back into it.
The dress is very Scottish inspired, not just in design but also in materials. I like mixing materials and practices and wanted to explore using knitted fabric with woven fabric a little more. I used woven Shetland Wool that I purchased from Ragamuffin off the Royal Mile, and Jamieson of Shetland Spindrift.
I used the all-in-one facing tutorial from BurdaStyle so that this dress could be fully-lined. I’m really happy with how it turned out but having finished it, I’ve spotted a few things I would have done differently in the patterning and the construction. It was a good exercise and fun to get in the knitty-gritty of it again!