So, I'm sorry to say TJ, but here is another sack-like, figure-hiding frock from me :-).
I really am a fan of such frocks as the Tessuti Lily Linen Dress as you can generally run around in them, eat as much as you like and not worry about my mummy-tummy hanging out when I'm running around after my small one.
So here is my Lily Linen Dress!
I decided to make it sleeveless as I was unsure how the 3/4 length sleeves would suit me on this loose style. I think I prefer this dress being sleeveless as it will be wonderfully cool in summer. It also means I can either layer underneath or wear a cardi over the top.
I made it in Tessuti's Como Black Out Linen which I love so much I've bought enough to make part of a colour-block dress from it and a pair of pants.
Another great thing about this dress is the extremely functional pockets. The little twist feature at the top of the pockets did give me pause while stitching them... but once I had figured it out I couldn't believe it had taken me that long to 'get it'. Derrrrrr.
The other supremely awesome thing about this dress is the twirl factor. I mean look at that beautiful wide hem spinning out. I love it. I wore it yesterday and would catch myself just standing there swaying from side-to-side to feel the swish factor.
In other news, I would like to propose another meet-up. I know Rachel has been the kind organiser of some social sewing meet-ups, but I've been unable to attend them so am pining for some sewing chat. I'm also pretty keen to kinda replicate the last meet-up, so was thinking:
1.30pm, Saturday 17 November
The Fabric Store, Brunswick St followed by the Alannah Hill Fabric Clearance outlet (I think it is pretty much next door to The Fabric Store).
After a spot of fabric shopping, drinks and food (if you're hungry) at the Little Creatures Alehouse (fantastic cider BTW).
Please let me know Saturday 3 November if you can make it so I can book a table at Little Creatures. Hope to see you soon!!!