I wanted to write this post a few days ago already but got caught in a complete mess that resulted in the changed look and unfortunately missing features of my blog.
But first things first, my new (and already in frequent use) dress! I used the Style Arc Clementine pattern for a lilac embroidered top last spring (not blogged):
… and always considered the dress version too “peasanty” or not my style really. But you know, circumstances and attitudes change and when I found this beautiful gingham cotton and poly blend discounted at Abakhan online store, I had the feeling that this pattern could work well with this fabric. You decide for yourself:
It has become such a favorite that I am seriously thinking to make the same dress in the same fabric but in the grey version. It is almost non-iron and feels wonderful on, dries really fast. The small gingham looks quite romantic in combination with this pattern but not over the top.
The dress can be worn also without the belt, but I took my husband´s opinion seriously and since he prefers it belted… belted it is.
I love the clean finish of the neckline with the facing on the outside:
My dress is in size 10 and I am once again really amazed how well fitting the bodice and the sleeves are – so comfortable, no gaping anywhere despite the rather large square neckline and I think it is quite flattering. Do you think a flowery version would be too much? (getting all kind of ideas here)
A simple project as it is, there is not much else to say than if you have been thinking about a comfy, forgiving (to all the ice cream and gym break of summer) and very versatile summer dress, I would really recommend this pattern!
I guess I can also spare a few lines for a rant about the very environment you are reading this post in – wordpress. I tried to change the theme (aka the looks) of the blog but got everything so messed up that for a few days all you could see was a black page with random artistic photos of various native people on this site. When I finally dug myself out of this hole, I discovered that either during this process or maybe very smoothly already earlier, the widgets are not included in my “package” any more – as a result I cannot create a direct access to my Instagram account from this page other than with a link in the text. The annual subscription cost would increase 3 times if I really wanted that feature again! I really think that interconnectedness is actually the essence of social media and it feels awkward to face such a strict barrier to this “right”.
Anyway, I am wishing you a beautiful end of the season wherever you are and see you soon with some other news!