You see, a Saltspring is not really a freezing, wet, sticky-day kind of dress. Luckily we've had some beautiful weather here in Melbourne (I know, I'm shocked too) that has given me ample opportunity to wear my short Saltspring.
I was going to make the maxi version again but Leith convinced me the short version is more wearable and versatile. I have to agree - it is much easier to just knock around in this short version.
I don't have much to say from my last review, except I made the size 8, lengthened the skirt by 8cm and it was a joy to sew. I hand-stitched the hem, used Lara's fancy tool to turn the straps, and thoroughly enjoyed putting this together.
The fabric is Rachel De Thames from Liberty - I got it from Shaukat, and I mostly got it because it was named Rachel. I really love the print too - just thought it was cool that there was a Liberty print with my name in it - and spelt the same way!
After wearing my maxi version around a bit, I ended up buying a bandeau bra to wear with this version. It is a simple soft cloth bra that is just like a band. It doesn't offer any support but gives a bit of coverage.
I've been wearing this a lot to play with Little M - we're all on holidays at home together and it is so nice. We've just been pottering around, going on bike rides, napping, eating, and visiting friends. I have another week off, and Michael two more weeks off with our tiny lass. Happy times indeed.