A Breath Of Fresh Air
Okay, so this probably wasn't the best choice of dress to wear on a blustery day, but it is nice to have a warm day to try out some lighter layers. I have admired this dress since I saw it on Leith of Sew Brunswick. I have had it in my collection for quite a while and had in mind a completely different piece of fabric for it. One day while shopping my own fabric, I stumbled across this lovely piece of green tee shirting knit from this op shop fabric haul and although not a lycra as suggested on the pattern, I had to give it a go.
I cut the pattern, Vogue 1027 to a size 10 as this seems to work best on me even though the measurements on the pattern say otherwise. The only change I made was to cut 10cm off the length. This dress is quite long and I prefer a shorter dress for summer.
I am really pleased I took the risk with this fabric because this style works in tee shirting knit and I like the results so much I may even make it up again in my original choice of fabric. The wrap front has plenty of coverage and the mock tie belt just adds something to an otherwise simple dress. I can see this dress getting plenty of wear although probably on a less windy day.