I love this pattern. I have made it several times and of course it is faster each time I make it. Nice upper bodice shaping with an easy empire type seam that turns into a bust dart, but not too fitted under the bust. The A line skirt is also very comfortable and I think this pattern shows that you can have sheath-like style with an A line shape. The first of my three dresses is in a slightly stretchy fairly substantial cotton sateen from Fabricmart and I like the Island colours, very summery to me. It came through lunch today wrinkle-free and that is a plus.
- I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and I write a monthly humour/sewing column for the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazonhttps://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=barbara+emodi&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Abarbara+emodi