I usually play very safe when it comes to colour – black and grey with the occasional navy and plenty of neutrals. However, when I saw this fabric on online I just had to have it.
Ditto Fabrics Brighton have the most amazing range of dress fabrics and this is a Cotton Spandex mix – a graphic rose print in yellow/orange on a white background.
I used Vogue V1241, a design by Kay Unger, which is a fitted sheath dress with gathered side panels, front and back and a wrap bodice with pleat detail and fully lined the dress with stretch satin crepe in white which gives the dress some added body and is very comfortable to wear.
This is a great pattern for fit, though the gathers take a some patience to get right. Very flattering shape and easy to wear. The spandex in the fabric I chose offered a little extra give when necessary. I previously made this dress in pink linen which also worked really well.
We’re having an Indian Summer here in Scotland this week so the ‘sunshine dress’ should have an outing or two.