Sophie is hot

…..pink linen that is.

Barbara Jane made Sophie dress

I was a Sophie sceptic. One lapel? really?

Then I saw Lara’s dress, then Anna’s top. Lovely lines and drape.

And one lapel, I love it! even though hubby thought ‘the collar looks a bit funny.’

Barbara Jane made Sophie dress

Suddenly I needed a new dress. The pattern was soon in my possession. This is the first time I’ve purchased a hard copy Tessuti pattern (from Addicted to Fabric in Canberra, by the way so no postage to pay yay!).

Barbara Jane made Sophie dress

Anyway, what a treat, having a full colour book of instructions and no pages to tape together. All tied up with a pretty Tessuti ribbon.

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This hot pink linen is also from Tessuti (the January sale in Melbourne).

It is so nice sewing with a well behaved linen after all the tricky silk and chiffon I’ve been wrangling lately. As Kirsty says here, a palette cleanser.

As always with Tessuti patterns, beautifully finished, so lovely and neat on the inside. I really like the dipped hem at the sides, the bias finish around the arms. Next time I’ll do a FBA, it is pulling slightly and the waist seam could be better balanced, but overall I really like Sophie. Very nice for these autumn days that feel more like summer.

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I think there may be more Sophies for me. I have a 3/4 sleeve one in mind that might be just perfect for a cooler part of autumn. Any other Southerners got autumn sewing planned? What are you planning for tran-seasonal wear?

Barbara Jane made Sophie dress

Selfie, Sophie and Simon

 

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  7. I was at Tessutis in Surry HIlls on Saturday at our monthly Sew Inn and another sewist in our group had a pink Sophie on too and it was lovely like yours is. A beautiful dress and it really suits you. Great job.

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