This is a make for a friend who brought this lovely cotton back from a trip to Japan. It looks like a lino block print, though I don’t think it is. It’s a good replication of one.
Lynne wanted a simple summer shift so I cut a pattern based on one of her ready-to-wear ones. Because the print looked great on both sides I decided to make the dress reversible. I also used the ‘wrong’ side to add a bit of interest , with patch pockets and a band at the bottom.
The seams are all flat-felled and the neck and arms are finished with self-made bias.
I didn’t have much fabric so the bias was pieced together one length at a time. However, doing the Ralph Rucci coat sewalong, I’ve leant to make bias in a continuous piece, fabulous. I’ll defiantly use this method if I can in future. Sewalongs are so good for learning new things. Here it is, piles of chartreuse silk dupion bias, gorgeous.
Have you got go-to-sews when you need to take it easy or get your sewjo back?
Pattern: drafted from a ready-to-wear
Fabric: cotton purchased in Japan
Location: Goulburn grasslands, looks like a drought on the way.
Thanks for reading, till next time..