Summer Dresses

We just got back from our holidays in Portugal where it was sunny and warm, straight to Autumn in the UK. But, before I star sewing warmer clothes, I would like to share a couple of things I made before going on holidays.

One of the dresses I made was the Fringe Blouse and Dress by Chalk and Notch. As you already figured it out, I made the dress option, view A button up front with view B sleeve cuffs.

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I made a size 0 as per my bust and waist measurements, without any major changes. In fact, the only change I made was taking 5cm from the skirt front and back curve, without changing the sides. Basically, just made the curve less pronounced as I believe it suits me better since I am not tall.

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The fabric used is a lovely Broderie anglaise from The Sweet Mercerie. As a side note, I felt more comfortable using a under dress slip. I did use this dress quite a lot and love the fit.

 

Another dress I’ve made was the Amalfi Dress by Hey June Patterns (actually, I made two more Amalfi dresses but I will share the other one later). I tested this pattern and absolutely loved it, so I had to make another to wear in my birthday.

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This time I made a view A, with flutter sleeves, in size 2. Just like the first one I’ve made, I omitted the pockets.

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The fabric is Rayon, Amalfi by Rifle Paper Co. and Cotton + Steel from Crafty Mastermind. I really adore this fabric, the touch and drape are so good, not to mention how beautiful it looks, right?

Hope you had a wonderful summer break 😊

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The Amalfi Dress

This is, probably, the most elegant dress I’ve made for myself and I love it! I’ve been dreaming with a dress like this and the pattern is finally available.

The Amalfi Dress is the most recent pattern by Hey June and, as usual, Adrianna nailed it.

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This pattern is available from sizes 2 up to 22, with two lengths and two sleeve options, bust darts and elastic waist.

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For my version I made the classic tea length and flutter sleeve (how could I resist it?), in size 2. Because of my fabric choice, I opted for omitting the pockets, but those are included in the pattern.

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The instructions recommend lightweight drapey fabric and I used a viscose lawn, with a lovely drape from Stone Fabrics. It wasn’t the easiest fabric to work with, but I love the result!

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As usual, the instructions are great, easy to follow and include how to make changes to the pattern, including full bust alteration. Also, on the good side, the pattern doesn’t have closures (great, right?) and the elastic waist makes it look so feminine but very comfortable to wear.

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So, to summarize, I really like this dress, how feminine and elegant it is and am planning my next one. I think a Rifle Paper Co. rayon would look beautiful… 😉