As I also said in my last post for the Blogger Network, I wasn't really over the moon about my last three posts. I put them together with the intention of trying new materials and going a little out of the box, but it turns out that when you have a deadline and you can't dedicate too much time to these projects, experimenting is not a great idea.
So while putting together the following three projects, I decided to go back to basics: to my favourite fabric, cotton (cotton lawn in particular) and my favourite type of garment, dresses.
So, this month, I am presenting you a rather simple dress, but it's one I am really about. I chose an extremely cute floral cotton lawn, which goes perfectly with Spring, and decided to add a blue cotton poplin contrast collar.
The pattern is used is the Emery dress by Christine Haynes, which is one of my tried and true ones. This pattern is well drafted, simple to make and has great instructions. And it has pockets, too! :D I cut a size 6 and I made a 1,5cm FBA.
There's not a lot to say about construction, because, as I mentioned, the instructions are pretty straightforward. I particularly like the way the collar is constructed, because it makes it so much easier to perfectly match it at the centre front. The only change I made I didn't line the bodice, so I finished the neckline with self-made bias tape.
As anticipated, this dress might not be earth-shattering, but it fits perfectly in my wardrobe and I feel happy wearing it, which is a win-win.