It's the Year of the Horse! Okay, so I only discovered that after making this dress but don't you deserve some Brumbies in your life, to celebrate 2014?
PATTERN: Stylish Dress Book 2, pattern D 'Box Dress' (as seen on cover), made without sleeves, bias bound (turned to inside) at neck and armholes and with added pockets.
Just look at this fabric! The cotton/linen basecloth is full of delicious natural flecks and the print has such a fabulous irregular hand-printed quality.
We have samples of the whole Working Cloth range and you can order any with a 3m minimum. But so you, our lovely customers, could buy smaller amounts, we have ordered in a few prints that you can buy with our regular 20cm minimum. We've chosen designs that we think are great for winter dressmaking and also home decorating items like cushions, or wall art.
Pockets are pretty much essential in my clothing, but I didn't want to interrupt the print on the front of this dress with patch pockets. I also didn't want to add bulk with traditional side-seam pocket bags. So I made these that I'm calling 'inset patch pockets' because I couldn't find any other name for them!
(pocket view from inside)
- Jane & Fiona xx