MY FIFTEEN PENCE DRESS
I have read a top couture designer quote that you should use the most expensive fabric you can afford for your dressmaking. You are investing a lot of time into a piece and it therefore deserves to look its best with top quality fabric. I say pah! I am just starting out on my dressmaking journey and, like learning to walk, I am bound to stumble a bit and I don't want to be crying over an inaccurately cut £20 a metre piece of fabric.
I think, however, I may be going over the top on the price of the above dress. 15 pence. The floral material at the top is from two very worn pillowcases I bought at a scout jumble sale for 10 pence for the pair. The ribbon trim was from a bargain bag of 'lucky dip' lace, of which this is about 5 pence worth. My sister gave me the light green plain fabric ages ago and the zip I got for free from a lovely lady from Freecycle (Freecycle is a yahoo group where people can post unwanted/unused items for others to collect for free). So, 15 pence, and it actually worked - ok so it may look a little bit bad 70's bridesmaid but I kinda like that.