Another day, another dress!
This dress uses the basic shape of the pattern used for the Simply Red dress, but I have eliminated all the panels and cut on the bias to take full advantage of the stripes.
The fabric is a fine cotton sent to me as part of an estate sale haul by a friend who has
abandoned me moved to the States. (Her busband blogs here – an online diary of his aclimatisation) I had to line the dress, this fabric was a trifle too transparent in the light – ok for a shirt, not so good for anything with a skirt!
To give it a little more interest I added some blue broiderie anglaise to the hem of the cotton lining, just enough to peek out at the bottom.
I will be making another panelled dress, I dug out another piece of fabric sent by the same friend, this time a black and blue print that will look just stunning!!
12 thoughts on “True Blue”
Such a pretty dress and such a pretty daughter! Your stripe matching skills are awe inspiring.
Thanks, the matching went just fine until the invisible zip – I unpicked the second side 3 times because the fabric kept moving!
It was well worth the effort.
This is beautiful!
As yours turned out so nicely, I figured I’d do one with this fabric!
Hooooou how pretty and well made well of course being worn by you and that great figure helps to make the summer dress look even nicer,congrats.
Thanks, but that’s not me! 😀 The dress is modelled beautifully by Daughter No2.
So fresh. The angled stripes work really well and add interest.
I really like the stripes again on this version and the peaking out little broderie anglaise. Very cute and thanks for the link to http://stonesinchicago.wordpress.com/ … shall go have a gander there too.
Thanks, Daughter No2 does love her dresses. Enjoy reading David’s blog, it’s been interesting reading how different things are over there.
Absolutely gorgeous! I know it might seem unusual to describe a dress using the words crisp, clean and fresh but thats how I feel…Also it suits your daughter perfectly :).