First of all, apologies for the photo quality in this post, my little photographer was having an off day.
I love my new dress, it’s another Marilla Walker Roberts collection (that pattern just keeps on giving)! I used some Hugo Boss linen I bought from Ebay, it’s a medium to heavy weight and I thought it might be a bit too heavy but it hangs really well.
I cut a size 4 skirt and waist and size 5 bib as I didn’t want it cutting across my nipples! Not that it would have, the pattern is really well drafted.
I wore it with boots as it’s still a bit chilly but in the summer I can wear it with sandals or flip flops. I like the shaping on the back and of course it’s got pockets which is always a win! I lent forwards as this photo was taken and it looks like my shoulders are massive – they’re not really that big!
The pattern suggests using flat felled seams or French seams which I did on my jumpsuit but this time I just overlocked the whole thing. I used left over fabric from a top I made for the back facing and to line the pockets.
It took me ages to decide which buttons to use but in the end I went for some painted wooden buttons that I have had in my stash for quite some time, bought for a knitting project that never happened!
I am pleased with how this turned out and it will get a lot of wear, I’ve already worn it 3 times and I only finished it last Saturday so that’s a good sign!