This beautiful fabric is by Bright Spirit from Lady Sew and Sew (F906-12), http://www.ladysewandsew.co.uk.
My daughter chose this for me to make a dress for her friend’s birthday.
Isn’t it joyous?
The 100% cotton fabric is lovely to work with and the butterfly design makes for a lovely fresh, young summer dress. There is a lot of fabric in the skirt which is very heavily pleated so I decided only to line the bodice. I used a lovely bright fuschia muslin for the lining in order to keep the dress light to wear, I also pre shrunk both fabrics before using.
Unfortunately I couldn’t photograph this on my dress form as it is too small!
This black ‘Day of the Dead’ fabric is from the Ditto fabrics website.
My daughter has a very quirky, individual style that means we can indulge in unusual fabrics like these!
More embroidered pouches
In between these dressmaking projects I’ve been trying out some more embroidered pouches. I like the way that the shape can be varied simply by squaring off the bottom.
Although the nice weather didn’t last long here in Edinburgh it certainly gave my sewing a boost this month. What projects are you working on this season?