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Saturday, 13 July 2013

summer dress

Last year I bought a pattern for a Merchant & Mills Panel Dress, I was really pleased with it and also bought a pattern for a smock style dress and made a shirt length one in the Spring. Earlier in the week I drove to Watford (I hate Watford) to visit John Lewis for some dress fabric only to find they have stopped stocking dress fabric....Ridiculous! So I looked online to see if there are any fabric shops in St Albans, we drove over there yesterday to find the shop is no longer a fabric shop....bother! I did however find another fabric shop and bought this lovely blue and white striped seer sucker. 

So today I made my dress :) it didn't take too long as I also managed to fit in a pile of ironing and a walk to town. The pattern is quite easy, I decided to used French seams throughout as the cotton is quite fine and looked like even with zig zagging the edges it would probably still fray. I am very pleased with the result and will look out for some more fabric for another Summer dress. 






Stephanie said...

Summer fresh. I love seersucker. I wish I loved to garment sew.

Flying Blind... said...

Love love love this xxx

Peg said...

Oh, that looks so cool for hot summer days.