We were very excited to order in the new Deer and Doe patterns, including this simple beauty, the Arum.
By a stroke of luck this dress, made up in 'Otter' Chambray and Liberty Tana Lawn, is a good fit for both of us so we are showing you how it fits on two fairly different shapes.
This is a straight-out-of-the-packet Size 42. Common adjustments Jane would have to make: full bust, narrow shoulder, short waist/sway back, general concessions to pear shape! Whereas Fiona is almost the opposite with broader shoulders and narrow hips.
Liberty 'Bourton' I cut the pocket, bias to bind the neckline and more bias to bind the hem.
We think the Arum would make up nicely in a large variety of fabrics, including quilting cottons, linens, lawn, double gauze, rayon and even probably knit (perhaps size down). An easy variation would be to omit the top pocket and add a patch pocket or two at hand-height. As you can see there's also the option to make as a top, which would look great with simple shorts like Deer and Doe Chataigne or Grainline Studio Maritime, or perhaps the Grainline Moss Skirt.
And we'll leave you with the twinsies picture again. There will certainly be more Arums (Arii?) happening around here!
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- Jane & Fiona xx