Madamoiselle doesn't do trousers. A dress girl she is, by (strong) preference but she will go for a skirt if nudged in that direction. This fabric (picked up from my favourite shop), yet another last little bit on the bolt, was sitting begging to be taken home. Another cosy Liberty lantana, I love this stuff and, what's more, it was going cheap so how on earth could I possibly refuse?
The trouble is though, I just don't see a winter dress in this colour scheme staying clean for long so I'm hoping that, like me, she'll be unable to resist the print. I mean, who could fail to be won over by wild strawberries, no matter the time of year.
So a tunic it is, from the latest of my Japanese books, only modified slightly to give long sleeves as opposed to the short on the pattern. The back of the pattern gives ties at the neck but for a girl who needs to dress herself, it has to be easier and quicker to fasten than that. Besides, I found some really pretty buttons in Poitiers the other week.
And no sooner was it done, and for all the pattern changes, I realised that actually what I've achieved is pretty much a shorter version of 'eloise'.