A couple of weeks ago I gave you a little teaser of a special outfit I was making to wear for the Minerva Crafts Blogger meet up dinner (wow, that was a mouthful, wasn't it!?)

Well, as I'm sure you know, the big event has now taken place, and I can therefore reveal my dress in all it's glory.

I'm really pleased with how it turned out, even though I say so myself!

I have a "thing" for one shouldered dresses. I've wanted one ever since my mum convinced me that a one shouldered wedding dress wasn't appropriate (I still think it would have been gorgeous, but that's another story).

So, given the opportunity to make a posh frock, that's where my mind headed first. I found a Butterick pattern, B5987 that had the perfect one shouldered bodice and paired it with some gorgeous John Kaldor cotton lawn fabric.

As I mentioned in my teaser post, I underlined the bodice with silk organza. Although I considered boning the bodice I didn't, but maybe should have put one piece of boning by the zip, as it did wrinkle a little.


As you can see, I changed the skirt. I didn't fancy the gathers around my waist, so I drafted my own skirt. I think it ended up being approximately a semi circle, which I loosely pleated onto the bottom of the bodice.

The bodice creates an almost cap sleeve on the left which I found very flattering and comfortable.

It was a great dress to wear for a fantastic evening. Thank you Minerva Crafts for giving me the opportunity, and occasion to make such a posh frock!