"Line it." She said, "because then it's a three season garment, rather than a one season garment."
Well it turns out that she was right, because I lined that dress and I wore it in summer, autumn, and now, with tights and boots and a cardy over top, in winter as well. Three seasons, just like that. I might even wear it in spring, which is just around the corner now, making it a four-season jackpot.
This dress is, hmmm, now what pattern was it now, oh yes, New Look 6080. I've also made the top from this pattern, which was very nice. I particularly like the wee line of pintucks down the front.
First, I put this wee elasticated gather across the back by stretching elastic across then using a very wide zigzag to hold it in place.
The world and everything in it. Not too much to ask, is it?