We have still had some lovely warm days here and this such an awesome fabric to sew and wear. It doesn't crease. It's such a lovely microfibre fabric.
This Simplicity pattern (7156) has been used before and I love it because it offers a number of bodice and dress length variations, so it was value for money when I bought it and it just keeps giving.
Our weather is so humid, a loose day dress like this works well for me. This time I've sewn a midi length dress.
I put a bit of effort in placing the print the right way on the front dress to suit me.
This took a little bit of thought and it has paid off.
I do love these dark colours! And the fabric doesn't crease.
- The seam allowances are overlocked.
- I've used an invisible zipper.
- Bias binding has replaced the sleeve facings.
- I've kept the neckline facings.
The back ties make this dress a bit more fitted if you want it that way.
The skirt shape was adjusted for my sway back and curves at the time and while I've gone down a size, my shape is the same - curvy.
Most weekends I'm a jeans/shorts type of person but when there's a lunch or afternoon tea to go to, a pretty dress like this fits the bill.
This John Kaldor fabric doesn't need to be lined. It has a lovely weight to it, falls nicely and doesn't crease! Oh. I've already said that. So really this fabric is perfect for travel too:)
I have a wee bit of this fabric left for a future project too.
Thanks again Minerva Crafts UK.