Added May 9, 2014
I found this fabric at the Love Vintage fair in Sydney last September. The colours were so bright and eye-catching, and the screen printed farms and trees were interesting enough to make me buy it. I thought the fabric wanted a dress pattern that had a central panel so there’d be no seam or gathering. I also wanted something with a bit of fullness in the skirt. The pattern I used is a Lisette for Simplicity, pattern 1666. The princess seams also mean the the print on the fabric isn’t interrupted or skewed by darts.
The original pattern doesn’t have sleeves but I don’t have many dresses that have sleeves so I decided to add elbow-length cuffed sleeves. I also shortened the hem a little so that the dress wouldn’t look too old. The pattern is also almost overwhelmingly orange as a dress, so I bought a couple of narrow belts I can wear with it just to break up the colour.
2 metres cotton
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