I am not even sure where I came across this delightful dress, I just knew I wanted to make it as soon as I saw it. I tracked it down quite quickly Meghan Peasant Dress as I lay in bed, bought it and then jumped out of my bed, wiping sleep from my eyes to print the PDF pattern out. Soon I was cutting the pattern pieces out whilst having my morning coffee and listening to the washing machine whirr while it washed my fabric that I’d chosen for the dresses.
Then came the more technical work of adjusting the pieces to fit my problem bust area. Thankfully it was a bright morning so my fabric dried in record time and I was cutting out before lunchtime. I then sewed up the fabric reminiscent of corinthian columns in a monochrome palate into a dress adding the frill the next day, which was a black cotton we had been given for pocketing, I’m still working on a belt. This was my toile, and from that I altered the pattern slightly to produce another dress in a paisley pattern which is a slightly better fit, but both are definitely wearable.
Please excuse the unironed nature of the dresses, I was rushing to get this post in. They have been washed and worn for the last couple of weeks, they are so simple to wear and do the trick of looking a little dressed up in a nice cool cotton without any fuss, which in the heat of the summer can only be a very good thing.