Added Dec 6, 2013
This is a beautiful cotton/linen dress I made in the summer but have loved so much that i can’t bring myself to put it in storage for the next few months. On the warmer days of winter I pull this out with thick tights and a woolly cardigan, nay-sayers be damned…
It is a testament to the concept that a pattern is a valuable tool for the creative mind that lacks the technical know-how of a pattern drafter. I used a pattern for an elastic waistband shirt dress and pretty much nipped the collar and button placket. The pattern was too large (not a surprise for a New Look) so I gathered the bodice front and back where it attached to the black lace yoke, then hand sewed a faux-leather braided trim over the seam (front and back). Yellow is a loud colour, one that i’ve never been courageous to sport, but the black lace and leatherette accents really grounds it.
i used a 1/2" self cut bias in the yellow as a facing to finish the neckline, and mock buttons up the front. The pocket is a typical patch pocket with top stitching.
Italian Cotton and Linen blend. It crinkles ever so slightly for that light linen look, and has the delicate hand and softness of a cotton.
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