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Hello “summer of 69” ….

By Sunday,25 October,2015Contest - 2015, Plain & Simple

When Compagnie first released the Louisa dress pattern, I love it so much I bought it straight away but then things got busy and I never got round to sewing it, until now. Yes I know, what was I waiting for?

However, let’s not dwell on that, the important thing is that I finally made one and love it so much, a second one is already on its way.

What I really like about this is its 60’s aline shape and the fun and practical front pocket so I wanted to create something that reflected that era but also practical for our hot summer down under.

Then the lyric “summer of 69” popped into my head. Yes, of course, the 60’s was an area of stylish aline dresses (which is what the Louisa dress is) and nothing screams summer like a beautiful white dress. So, I searched through my fabric stash and found this beautiful embroidered cut out border voile fabric I bought years ago and presto, this is it. The lightweight fabric is cool to wear, easy to dry (great for our beach outings) and classy for those summer parties.

So to make the dress a little bit more special, I decided to use the embroidered border for both the hemline of the dress and sleeves. Then I add a splash of fun to the dress with some yellow neon lawn stripe piping that I made along with matching buttons for a little bit of sunshine J

So what do you think of my take on the Louisa dress?


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