Tom was 23 years old this week and so as a special treat we had Sunday lunch at our local 5* hotel Rockliffe Hall. I just had to have a gorgeous dress and so decided a Liberty fabric had to be my choice. This is from White Tree Fabrics, they have so many to choose from but this was my favourite and it is a great price if you use my 20% off code :SEWDEPUTY.

As I haven’t had time to sew much lately I went with an old favourite Simplicity 1609. I just wanted to show off the beautiful fabric and am pleased with how it turned out.

Oop! Did  I mention I had matching shoes and bag?  
I used a concealed zip in the right hand side as, after making The HMI I realised  how much nicer the fit was at the back with a seam. It was quite tricky with the pattern, so not quite perfect but near enough, especially when I can’t see it!
And here is the birthday boy….

Look at the puddings!! Delicious! 

We then walked the long way back to the car park in front of the hotel.

The family selfie….my Dad just doesn’t get it!! Hahaha

Blog Manager was not too happy with the photo taking but I did get one that suited the dress and venue…..


So why was BM sulky? Well, at school we have our very own Police Dog with his own Twitter account….@LittleFreddie1 and he likes to go out ……he really wanted some 5* luxury this weekend and so I was mostly disowned as I got some shots!

Pattern:Simplicity 1609

Fabric: 2m of Liberty from White Tree Fabrics (use my code for 20% off and free P&P: SEWDEPUTY)

Notions: 2m fabric, thread and 7inch concealed zip, +new shoes!?! 

Wonky Factor:10/10 I really love it and I felt really elegant! 

Amanda 💝