Sewing summer florals

floral top copyThe sun is out! …and so begins the 2-4 weeks a year when I sew something other than neutrals/textured neutrals for myself. Continue reading

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Floral Silk Acton Dress

There was just 1.85 metres of this beautiful silk left when I fell in love with found it in Simply Fabrics. I’m not sure whether you’d call it a china silk or a crepe de chine as it’s very lightweight and slightly sheer but with a slight texture of shiny dots on matt background. I knew it would be a difficult fabric to work with (complete nightmare) but thought it might work well with the Acton dress from In the Folds. Continue reading