A splash of colour
Whether I’m in an urban setting or hiding amongst the flowers… you can’t miss me in my bright dress.
I’ve never been one to shy away from bright colours and when I saw this orange linen remnant at Tessuti in the after Christmas sales I knew it had to come home with me.
I often buy a piece of fabric and then sit on it for a while before making the final decision on a pattern. Not this time. The fabric was washed, matching thread was purchased, I traced out the sleeveless bodice from Tessuti’s Eva Dress (a size smaller than my last Eva) and in a matter of days, I had a new dress.
Ah yes, this is an Eva pattern hack. It’s the time when an Eva bodice met a simple gathered skirt and happily became a summer sundress.
I cut out the bodice and then used all the remaining fabric on the skirt. The skirt is the full width of the fabric and I placed the single skirt seam at the centre back. Did you notice the deep hem? I have a bit of a thing for those at the moment.
I bound the neckline and sleeves with stripey red binding. I like adding touches like these to my makes as:
- you can often get away with using much less of your fashion fabric (like in this instance)
- I find it easier to understitch the binding on fabrics that aren’t the same colour/pattern, particularly at night (might need glasses?); and
- let’s face it, it’s pretty and it makes me smile
Pattern: Tessuti’s sleeveless Eva Dress bodice with a simple gathered skirt
Fabric: Linen remnant purchased from Tessuti
Accessories: Liberty Scarf & shoes by Sonia Rykel (brought here)