Spotty or dotty?
I’m not sure if this dress is spotty or dotty, but I do know that when I wear it, I feel fabulous!
StyleArc’s Adeline Dress isn’t a new-to-me pattern. I sewed my first version about 12 months ago, and although I still wear that dress, I don’t love it. Unfortunately, I sewed it up a medium weight linen (which on reflection might actually have be a linen/cotton blend) and this pattern really requires fabric with some drape.
In stark contrast to my first version, my second Adeline was sewn in a divine Japanese blend – 70% rayon and 30% linen. Not only does this fabric have great drape, it doesn’t crush every-time you look at it!
The things I love about this pattern:
- The neck & hem facings, including the fact that they are top-stitched
- The v-neck
- The casually rolled up sleeve cuffs
- It’s a sack dress with shape!
The changes I made to the pattern:
- Removed 2″ (5cm) from the length
- Eliminated the centre back seam
- Left off the patch pockets… I’m notorious for not adding pockets to my makes!
This dress is a very welcome edition to my summer wardrobe as it can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. I’m now trying to justify buying more of this fabric in different colourway… I wonder if my heart or my head will win that battle?
Pattern: StyleArc’s Adeline Dress
Fabric: Japanese rayon/linen blend from The Cloth Shop
Alterations: Removed 2″ (5cm) from the length of the dress, eliminated the centre back seam and left off the pockets.
Accessories: Beads from Scarlet Jones and mustard wedges purchased from Siricco several years ago.
Location: Stephen Baker mural in Camberwell