Really I should have been finishing 3 roman blinds for my bedroom make over but I abandoned the boring blinds to sew a summer dress just because I wanted to.
I found a pattern in my out of control collection, a freebie with Love Sewing magazine, Sienna Dress by Simple Sew
The Sienna Dress is a classic style with a flattering vintage-inspired silhouette. The fully-lined bodice has a gorgeous sweetheart neckline, and the optional short, fluted sleeves give you two styles in one. In-line pockets complete the look.
2m of fabric from the stash a cheerful viscose fruity fabric from Adam Ross, probably a late night purchase!
I didn’t make a toile which is a bit risky with a fitted bodice but I really just wanted to sew a pretty dress and not faff about with a toile, so I thought I would risk it, the Simple Sew patterns I have made before I have cut a size 14 with a 12 at the neckline and achieved a good fit.
The bodice front is not cut on the fold but two pieces with a seam up the front, next time I think I would cut the front on the fold and eliminate the centre seam.
The bodice is lined with a fine satin which was left over from the wedding dress I made last year. I also lined the sleeves, which gives a nice clean finish.
I am really happy with this dress, its great for twirling and its got pockets!!