A New Dress!

We have finally agreed on our summer holiday and booked it, so I am now in panic mode about making a few summer garments.  Part of our holiday will be in a Northen Hemisphere climate and part in a hot climate.  We are having an extra long holiday this year, 3 weeks, so I will need clothes that can be easily washed with no ironing required! Therefore, I am making knit dresses and summer trousers in easy care type fabrics. Dress and Jacket 2

I have started with the Penelope Dress which was a free pattern from Sewing Made Simple Magazine.

I like the style of this dress and it is a really easy make that comes together quickly, however it does come up small! The fabric I used has a lot of stretch and the dress is much more fitted than I would normally wear. I have a thing for tie dye/Batik fabric!  I tried it out with some fabric I had in my stash which was very cheap so it is more of a wearable muslin. I’m a size 14 and cut a Large but next time will go XL.
Dress 1I think it looks ok even though is more “body contour” than I would like, the Mr likes it!
20150602_195629I even managed to find a RTW velvet jacket that I got from eBay that goes with it very well! (Although this is a very unflattering photo which makes me look squat!)

I wore it out for dinner on my birthday!

Next up, more Misty jeans and Kate and Rose dress!

 

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