Finished! And thank you to everyone for commiserating over my car woes - a good night's sleep can make a world of difference!
Even with the long sleeves, this frock is deliciously cool – it is the perfect thing to wear in the ridiculous heat. And because the arms are covered, it works very well in an air conditioned office building.
I am always reading novels that describe persnickety characters whose linen clothing does not wrinkle. How do they manage to get the clothes on without creating a few creases? Have you ever met one of these individuals?
The cotton content in this linen blend does help a bit with the wrinkling. But I actually like the semi lived-in look that a few wrinkles give to a linen garment.
And I am still in love with the print.
There are very few butterflies to be found around my apartment. However, there are always numerous hummingbirds buzzing about on our morning walks. I guess I should try to find a bird print!
I am quite sure that I will be using this sheath pattern to make myself another dress! There are a few ideas banging around in my head, one or two of which include fabric already in my stash. I see an altered neckline, and a different sleeve, and all sorts of minor alterations to the original design.
Basic patterns sometimes create a never ending stream of inspiration!
Dress: Made by me, McCalls 5106
Earrings: Banana RepublicShoes: Liz Claiborne