I have a large collection of fabric. It fills the cupboards at home and overflows into my classroom where my Year 8s make short work of it if I’m in a sharing mood. I decided about a month ago that I would take my favourite vintage pieces and sew them into dresses for the summer. Dresses that are not too hard to make and very easy to wear. Well it seems I’ve missed the boat:
Dresses have already been rolled over! How did I not know this? It’s just as well I don’t really care what The Press fashion writers think I should and shouldn’t wear this summer because in beween dress rehearsals and costume changes, I cut out 5 dresses to sew over the holidays. And then today I went shopping in Rangiora with a good friend and came home with ideas for another 3. No bouquets for The Press fashion writers.
This is my first holiday summer dress. It’s made from a piece of swishy vintage fabric which I’m pretty sure is rayon. I used Kwik Sew 3682 and made View A without the sleeves. The skirt is calf length because I had enough fabric to make it that way. Anything calf length has probably been rolled too but I really wanted those lovely pleats swirling around my legs. I found the perfect pink cardigan in Rangiora which exactly matched the pink rayon flowers. Perfect excuse for another ladies lunch next week.