Added Jul 16, 2010
The pattern is pattern E from the Stylish Dress Book. I made the size 9 dress this time rather than the 11 [which I’d made for my Owl Dress] and I think that the fit is definitely an improvement, it’s not as floaty by far, but then again, the fabric is also much heavier. I ran out of fabric for the sleeves as I hadn’t originally intended to make a dress with the fabric, but I actually love that I can wear tops underneath it now too. The diagrams were easy to follow as usual and my mother showed me how to make tailor’s tacks for the pleats which made them perfect. It was the first time I pleated fabric and I think it worked well. The dress is really brilliant to wear and I love the practicality of the patch pockets. I bought some beige linen to make another that I can wear across seasons.
Blue-grey linen with white spots. Matching thread in blue-grey. Both from Tessuti fabrics, Melbourne.
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