green for the girl

Thank you all for the welcome back, that was a real treat and much appreciated. It's good to be here once again and rest assured, I shall be making my return visit to you very soon!

Not an awful lot of making has been going on here this Summer, I'm afraid, but I did sew this dress back in June. It was when the sun came out and the Model put on her Summer clothing that I suddenly realised how much she has grown. Last year's dresses are all but indecent and have been relegated to tunics now. But with our trip to London getting ever closer, I needed to make something up at a moments notice!

I do love linen, don't you? It is so cool, comfortable and easy to wear, you really can't beat it. The Model chose this vibrant turquoise/green linen which I last used for Vanessa's tunic dress here. Oh and that reminds me, the harmony and rosie empire has been shut for way longer than I ever intended but come September, watch this space!

This is, by all intents and purposes, just a simple short sleeved A-line shift, however the difference is in the neckline. I stitched the elastic a centimetre or so down from the top so that the neckline stands a little proud. I rather like it that way and would have done the same at the sleeves, only the Model didn't agree and, let's face it, who am I to argue. I shan't be wearing it after all. Mind you, I wouldn't say no!

So, my friends, I wish you a happy weekend, what ever you may be doing. Enjoy.


  1. Yes I do love linen and adore this dress, absolutely gorgeous and oh that colour...

  2. It's gorgeous Kate, the colour is beautiful! I agree linen is a lovely fabric.:) Good to hear harmony and Rosie is opening it's doors again!
    Happy weekend Kate,
    V xxx

  3. Love that color and the elastic as well: great job! :-)

  4. What a stunning and unusual colour ... how comfortable and pretty with the raglan sleeves ...
    your model is looking very grown up!
    (and one of mine is with his cousin in New York - so lucky!)
    best of luck with your beautiful shop
    Barbara x

  5. Love the colour of the dress, it is really gorgeous.

  6. stunning colour...

    (who doesn't love linen?)

  7. Stunning fabric & adorable pattern! Such a sweet dress on an adorable model!
    The neckline is great...but who am I!

  8. That linen really is beautiful and the dress looks so cool :)

  9. Such a super dress I adore the shade x

  10. Hi Kate...LOVE the simplicity of your dresses! So very like 'Toast' Understated style....Be lovely in a big girl size! hehe...hugs Maria x

  11. beautiful lines in the dress, I love linen and how it can be a crisp fabric or a soft fabric :)

  12. I love the green linen you chose, so fresh. The model is getting so tall!

  13. Simply beautiful Kate, what else can I say x P


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