Final Trapeze Dress

It’s been a little while since I finished the toile for my Trapeze dress and I’m so glad I made it in nice fabric because I’ve gotten a lot of wear out of it!

I started the final dress straight away, but then it sat on the back-burner for a while because I got really excited about making the Alder dress… and I really needed to make a start on my wedding top!

But there’s nothing like a deadline to help you get something finished. And I was spurred on by the start of Me Made May and the fact that we were going to a wedding reception on Thursday… and I had nothing to wear.

Trapeze dress | Jem Weston blog

I love it! I adore this Anna Maria Horner fabric and it’s the perfect style of dress to not break up the pattern. I made a slightly better job of sewing this than I did with the toile and made the neckline slightly lower, so it’s lovely and comfortable.

Despite being exactly the same fabric, it feels a bit stiffer than the toile. This might be because I’ve washed and worn that a few times now – so I’m hoping this one will soften a bit over time.

Expect to see this dress popping up on Instagram a few times during Me Made May!