Over the past couple of months we have been experiencing an amazingly hot summer, something my wardrobe is not used to. I have very few pieces that are for extremely hot weather and those that I do own are rather more beach/resort wear. So in between commissions I have been snatching a few hours making up a couple of dresses and on Saturday bought some fabulous pure cotton white broderie anglaise, cotton voile and light weight cotton print to make up Simplicity 2587.
making view c, with a few modifications pics in my next post.
Another much worn dress has been Vogue 9253, I love this dress! East to wear and simple to sew, did take 5.5m of fabric as I chose a narrow width. I made a neckline alteration as I didn’t want such a low V and worn it lots, the african wax print I used is also brilliant and washes like a dream.
Just finished Butterick 5898 for a client in Liberty Tana Lawn, it looks really lovely and perfect for a hot summers day and also smart. If you can not face getting your sewing machine out, Justine Tabak has some beautiful pieces, made in London and from beautful fabrics including some super Liberty tana lawns.
Will post the photo’s of the finished dresses soon, but for now must get back to work.