I have a bit of summer sewing to blog about but (unfortunately) I only manage to find the time to do it once a week.
So, I’ve decided to make a bit of a Sewing tour for the summer dresses done so far. Would you care to join me?
I’ll have to start with one of my most-used dress patterns for this season (the Colombine dress from P&M), I’ve made 4 of these (here, here and here. I have also done a winter version which was also a favorite) with a few mods and they are getting quite a lot of wear (I’ve been told these are great for twirling …).
As usual, and because the original Colombine pattern has long-sleeves, there are a few mods to make it more “summer-friendly”: sleeveless, added lace trim to the front and more fullness to the shirt panels (don’t forget, the very important twirl factor).
My fabric choice was one of the Liberty Lifestyle prints (this one is Garnett) that I bought a few months ago on an online sale (here). The quality is quilting cotton, but it’s surprisingly soft (sateen like) and the colors are just stunning.
These pictures were taken in one of those cloudy summer days, we’ve been having this year (and with the help of my new “toy”. Still in love….)
I’ve said it before (and probably because I’ve done quite a few so far) but this pattern really “sews” quickly and they look wonderful, classic and are perfect for layering (can’t you just picture this dress with a long-sleeve tee and a cardigan for warmer days?).
Of course, some action pictures were taken just to prove how versatile this dress really is: perfect for twirling, running and jumping …
Don’t you just love the colors?
Wishing you all a lovely (sewing) week!
xx, Ana Sofia