Added Aug 28, 2011
Based on the design on p49 of the Japanese pattern book Pattern Magic by Tomoko Nakamichi, made of teal silk jersey, and with added elbow length sleeves. I make a separate self-drafted petticoat… this is necessary because the dress not only has an extreeeemely low neckline but is completely open at the front. And spring here can be pretty breezy!
I left the front open like this because I like the idea of the contrasting yellow being a strong feature in the final look. The daffodil yellow is swimwear fabric, I chose it because the colour was just what I wanted. Being able to swim in it if I want wasn’t planned, but is a bonus. Bring on summer!
also on my blog here
teal silk jersey, yellow swimwear fabric
What do you think of these summery styles?
Sewing & Techniques
Check out this step-by-step on sewing our wrapped and pleated mini skirt
Check out the debut of this lovely designer style pattern with angular pleats
Behind the seams with Marina von Koenig Part 1
Dreamy dresses, floral prints, and cute spring tops.
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