I was given a beautiful pastel cotton fabric a few weeks ago and used it for a shirt dress from 1953. As you can see I adjusted the hem length considerably to make it a bit more modern and summer-like. This will be the last dress I make for the summer season 2010 I hope the rest of August and September will be warm enough to wear it as much as possible.
My first two jackets are done! As mentioned in a previous post, I wanted to complement my two skirts with a jacket each. I took a deep breath and went for it (well, after making a few changes to the muslin) and I'm quite happy with both of them.
Mat leave is coming to an end in about a week and now I'm ready for the office!
This picture of the handsome Paul Newman and his beautiful wife Joanne inspired me to make a polka dot summer dress. I took longer than I had expected to find a good quality cotton with the proper polka dot proportions but Tygverket in Stockholm had exactly what I was looking for.
This is the pattern I used. It's becoming one of my favourite patterns to work from.
And here is my dress! The skirt would require a crinoline to show it's full potential.
And maybe a contrasting black/white polka dot belt?