Colour - tick! Linen - tick! Pattern with pleats & funky bits - tick! Easy to sew - tick, tick, tick!
I am so happy with this make! I forgot how much I love to wear red. This linen is a beautiful red. A real red. The linen is a dream to sew and so lovely and comfortable to wear.
Pattern: Tessuti Lily Linen Dress
Fabric: Como Lip Rouge Linen from Tessuti
Alterations: Made the dress sleeveless, simply cut two extra pieces of the neck binding and used those to bind the armholes. I made a large size.
I couldn't wait to wear this dress so I styled it down with some ballet flats and a cardigan for Playgroup this morning. I got nothing but lovely compliments.
I wasn't at all sold on this dress until I saw Lisa's sleeveless version. I think I bought the fabric that day! I ventured away from the black and charcoal, deciding that a deep red was a perfect pattern to fabric match.
The only problem I have with this pattern, is that it takes forever to tape together the pattern. I would pay good money not to have to do that myself!!
It is such a happy dress. And I am one happy lady to be wearing this dress!
I'm off to buy more linen...