Ah the dog days of summer... sadly I am not in Spain but I'm having fun pretending! I scored this flamenco style green cut out fabric in Seville a couple of years ago, and fell in love with it on the spot
(propelled by a lot of sangria, a lot of cheese and general holiday euphoria)...
Back at home, after the high of the impulse purchase wore off, it was relegated to the back of my fabric stash, hibernating, out of context and unsure what it was supposed to be.
A few hot days recently were the perfect remedy and gave me the impulse to whip up this simple raglan sleeved shift with some ladder trim on the sleeves. Hey presto! Sewing holiday make-believe. Anyone also try this therapy?
We're having a hoot over on Instagram at the #sewphotohop organised by House of Pinheiro. I'm still finding my way around the place but if you're on IG would love to connect!
Hasta la vista, sewers! x
Very cool dress! Looks fantastic and the colour is gorgeous :)ReplyDelete
Gorgeous dress, the color just really sets it off!ReplyDelete
Thank you! I don't know what I will do with the other 2 metres :-PDelete
I love the fabric, it's so pretty and the colour is stunning. It works well as a shift dress. Looking goodReplyDelete
Thank you Claire!Delete
The dress looks very nice. I like fabric like that. It's probably cotton, yeah?ReplyDelete
Thank you! Yes and it doesn't fray when you cut it. Bliss :)Delete
I love the effect with the trim! I'd love to try that. It looks great on a simple silhouette like this one :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful dress! I love the fabric... perfect color.ReplyDelete
Thank you Lisa!Delete
This dress combines 3 of my favourite things, That shade of green, ladder trims AND eyelet! The ladder trim really gives it that something extra :-)ReplyDelete
Ha ha, thank you, me too!Delete
Beautiful! It has that simple elegance I just adore in a dress like this, and you wear it so well. The trim at the sleeves is a lovely!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much!Delete
Beautiful! Would love to know how you did the ladder trim! I would like to try this!ReplyDelete
Hi Magroda! I still don't know what it's called, despite endless googleing, but it has a 1cm on each side and the width of the ladder is 1cm. So I trimmed 0.5 cm off the pattern pieces and sewed on with a 1cm seam allowance. It was really easy and really fun, wish I had miles of it!Delete
I really love the stitching details you added. This is fabulous.ReplyDelete
Thank you Justine!Delete
I love that dress - the colour really suits you and the eyelets are beautiful!ReplyDelete
Thank you Nat!Delete
Love it! Perfect colour, perfect pattern, perfectly summery :)ReplyDelete
Very cool with the ladder trim on the sleeves!ReplyDelete
I like the simple design...it's perfect to show off that fabric. Loved Seville!ReplyDelete
That ladder trim looks so amazing, what a cool detail!ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous colour on you! Love the fabric and the dress. I might have to try this sewing a holiday thing. Sounds like fun!ReplyDelete
This is GORGEOUS! That color is perfection! Love love love!ReplyDelete
I am Spanish, I'm from Bilbao.
I love the pattern and fabric for your dress. It's perfect.
You are so lucky! What a great place to live. Thanks so much!Delete