Summer always brings out dress making thoughts. Floaty tunics, strappy dresses, bare legs in the sun. All wonderful apart from the wettest June in the UK for 100 years. I am trying to stay optimistic. Make 1 was a vintage 1970s pattern that I have had stashed away for years, Mccalls 4473, tunic/dress in a size 12- vintage 12 is just right for me- in todays sizes I am a small 10 or sometimes an 8, shows howbody shapes have changed over the years.his recent tapestries on class ( i beg you to click and look at the imagery) have been stunning to see develop.
These photos are slightly low resolution, I was playing with self timer apps on my ipad and this was a free one- until I realised it was worth spending £0.69 to get a better quality pic- I opted for Self Timer which was a big improvement on these pics. The tunic is similar to the Tova top but the shaping is created with pleats which are sewn down like tucks.
See that glimpse of blue sky? That was on Monday, hasn't been seen since!
It gathers under the bust with a tantalising but unnecessary slit feature which is quite fun. It reminds me of a lot of pics from my childhood and makes me very happy. A great find.
And lastly the Theresa dress from Burda patterns. A great pattern with a twirly pocketd skirt. I wore this at the Fat Quarterly retreat and it was comfortable to stay in all day long
Liberty Grayson Perry again, a design called Cissy, a mix of dollies, hand grenades, prams and guns- love it! Come back summer, I want to wear my dresses!