Monday, 13 August 2012
floral linen dress
Another linen retrieved from the bowels of the cupboard that is my fabric stash. One so greedily hoarded although, unlike others, one that has enjoyed being taken out and lovingly pondered over, followed by much contemplation over whether to cut or not to cut. Then finally its time came.
But first I made myself a toile, and then another, before its day of reckoning. The fabric is a medium weight linen, real quality stuff with a wonderful drape and as it happens, perfect for this dress. It was also perfect for Italy's heatwave because of the loose fit, however when I make a second I'll include darts for a more fitted version I think. Oh, and I used French seams, my new favourite thing and especially brilliant for linen with its tendency to fray.
The photos were taken in a deserted Piazza San Rufo, Rieti, considered to be the very centre of Italy. And boy it was hot.
But nothing a gelato couldn't sort out!
Have a lovely week, everyone.