Cynthia Rowley 2472

This make is okay. Okaaaayyyyy.  Not feeling it so much. It’s a bit of a big, silk sack, isn’t it? Works well over jeggings, though, and might be nicely toned down with a waterfall cardigan. A toile would have suggested I lop a couple of inches off the sleeve length, and make a smaller neckline. But I didn’t make a toile, did I?

I used French seams everywhere as the silk was quick to fray. As you can see, I didn’t attempt to match up the print on the side seams. I really don’t have anything to tell you about this make other than: it’s done. Don’t all rush out at once to buy the pattern!

Goes nicely with a snood!

Perhaps it looks better without a belt. What do you think?

A cleaner line? Less fuss?

Let’s have a poll! Vote below and help me dress. Let’s face it, I need all the help I can get.

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7 Responses to Cynthia Rowley 2472

  1. stitchywitch says:

    I really love the color! Try this: wear it with the cardigan, but keep the belt – actually belt it over the cardigan. I do that all the time with tops that are too big in the shoulders and I find it works really well. I hope you can find a way to love it, because the color is fab!

  2. Tilly says:

    How about no belt and a long, chunky necklace? I love smock-style dresses like these as they’re so comfy!

  3. Roobeedoo says:

    It’s a fab colour. I prefer it without a belt, but maybe some long flapper-esque beads would break it up a bit? Or an Isadora-style scarf?

  4. Tasia says:

    With belt was my vote! I like stitchywitch’s idea of belting a cardigan over the top. Belt equals waistline definition which is always good in my books!

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  7. Sarah Huggett says:

    Talk about coincidences. I tried to buy this pattern yesterday but they didn’t have any in ! (Cue annoyed glare from me at insufficiently apologetic John Lewis counter staff). Did you do the silk on a normal machine? With belt I say – big fan of belts!

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