I love this dress, and not just because I get to spin around whilst wearing it…
I initially bought this fabric about a year ago to make a Lilou dress, but it ended up sitting in my stash box, unused and a bit unloved. Then I wanted to make a wearable toile and it seemed a good fabric fit; I wasn’t wrong!
What is it?
A sleeveless shift dress with a pleated skirt
Is it blue?
What’s the fabric and where is it from?
A floral midweight cotton. I think I got it in the Fancy Silk Store, but I’ve seen it in a couple of places and multiple colourways.
What’s the pattern?
The Mortmain dress by Gather patterns in the sleeveless variation.
What was good about making this?
I couldn’t get over how quickly this came together, nor how neatly the seams all looked. Not having to make a lining for a dress was a bit of a revelation!
What was bad about making this?
I misjudged the ease so had to lose two inches off the bodice once I’d made it (i.e. drop it a dress size with some seam pinching). Although, from another angle, that just means there’s two inches less of me than I thought!
Would you make it again?
Yes I would, and indeed I have.