I made the navy/white stripe one first and surprised myself that it worked well. I hadn't taken any photos along the way as that would seem to jinx me, but I was so happy with the outcome I immediately made another to be photographed as the tutorial.
Of course that time, I muffed the placket and ended up sewing it left over right instead of right over the left, but thanks to the magic of Lightroom I flipped the images for the Oliver + S post and that can just be our little secret!
Here's A in her back to front placket dress:
I was particular about the fabrics for the first one as I was working to a specific brief. I'm hoping to get some good modelled pictures of that dress and share more of its origins tomorrow.
For this second dress it was a case of whatever fabrics were in the stash that I thought would work together. I had bought this cotton interlock from Spotlight a little while ago with nothing really in mind, the chambray is more of the table cloth (?) that I used here, and the orange is a quilting cotton that happened to match my fish nicely.
Apart from my reversed placket can you spot the other "mistake"? this one I knew about but thought I could get away with...
With only one metre of the fishy interlock I had no choice but to cut the sleeves upside down. I stared long and hard at the fish and finally decided they looked the same either way. What I only noticed as the scissors cut the fabric was that their bubbles should, of course, go up not down. Oops, not so interchangeable after all. It gives the curious effect of looking like the bubbles are coming from the other end of the fish....
So there's my Hide and Seek Fish dress with farty sleeves!
(perhaps that should have been the blog post title)