A blank canvas

A blank canvas


Long time readers will know that I adore mixing prints and adding design features to my makes.  More recently I’ve discovered that creating a blank canvas is as equally rewarding.


A blank canvas allows the fabric, and in this case the colour of this medium weight linen/viscose blend from Darn Cheap Fabrics, to shine.  A blank canvas also indulges my other love – accessories!

Tessuti's Ruby Dress


Others before me have all noted how short Tessuti’s Ruby Dress is.  I’m 165cm tall and I chose not to lengthen the dress, but to achieve my preferred length I bound the hem.  I actually find binding therapeutic!


Okay, well maybe I did add a little design feature.  Quite a restrained one don’t you think?


Like my last Ruby, I top-stitched the opening at the back, and added the binding to the wrong side of the garment, turned to it to the right side and then top-stitched it down.  No stitching in the ditch for me!

Pattern:  Tessuti’s Ruby Top/Dress
Size: 10
Fabric:  Linen/viscose blend from Darn Cheap Fabrics
Alterations:  None
Accessories:   Liberty Scarf & shoes recently purchased online from Yoox.


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