Sydney's having an early spring heatwave. People are flocking to swimming pools and beaches. The transitional season clothes have been pushed to the back of the wardrobe - not put away - next week we may need them again!
But for now it's all about dresses.
I've made up V9112, Marcy Tilton's quirky trapeze dress. Vogue 9112
This was really a wearable muslin. I ran it up out of lime green cotton seersucker - crisp but drapey, double sided - bought at a 40% off sale at Spotlight. I cut a medium according to my measurements. Once I saw it was going to work I added dark green cotton paisley self made bias topstitched on to bring out the design lines.
I considered making the dress without the collar but it needs it to balance the flounces.
I did a sway back adjustment and made the dress a bit shorter than the pattern. My original hem was 5/8". I just flipped it over again and topstitched.
It's airy, it's swishy. No zips to weigh it down and it has pockets. What's not to love?
No doubt there will be another version of this dress made as soon as I find a material - preferably from the stash - that suits.