It’s December, it’s nearly Christmas… so today I’m posting about a little summer dress!
Does anyone else get a sudden strong urge to make something new to wear to an event even when you know you don’t really have the time? A couple of months ago was the New Craft House summer party and although I was looking forward to going, I was just planning on wearing something comfy with jeans, nothing too fancy. Until 4pm on the Friday beforehand, that is. Sat at my desk at work, I suddenly desperately needed to make a new dress for the next day. It needed to be quick, comfy and use up my stash, so I settled on making another Seamwork Adelaide dress in a really pretty floral viscose from my stash.
As time was of the essence I went straight to John Lewis after work to buy suitable buttons. As I hadn’t been home yet to dig out the fabric I wasn’t sure I still had enough of to use, I had to take a wild stab in the dark when picking matching thread and buttons and I don’t think I did too badly! The thread is a perfect match – what are the odds?! I chose plastic buttons that look like iridescent bubbles which pick up all the colours in the print and keep the dress looking light and fresh. They, however, are incredibly difficult to photograph – they’re there, I promise!
You may remember I documented the making process in my instagram stories and I had to stop sewing at about 2am, but I got the dress done! As you know from my previous version of this dress, I love the Adelaide pattern as it is a great one for dressing up or down. I can imagine that a lightweight denim/chambray or even a soft wool blend would work well with a polo neck and thick tights in winter. I want to raid my stash and see what fabric I have that might suit a cold weather version!