Before I began sewing, the arrival of summer would prompt the following internal monologue:
Ooh, sunshine! Summer dresses! I’ll go and buy some summer dresses today. Oh, Oxford Street. It will be hellish. The tube. Muggy. Humph. Maybe I’ll just wear my jeans, then.
So if you’re new to sewing, here’s the great news. When Britain finally deigns to have a summer, you have dresses sat in drawers, all ready to go! I made this Cambie dress last May.
If you’re in any doubt, let me tell you that the Cambie is a superb pattern. But I was never entirely happy with the sweetheart neckline, which gaped. So before I packed the dress away for winter, I added a couple of on-the-hoof darts. I remember feeling very dissatisfied with the darts and angry with the dress. As far as I was concerned, they weren’t 100 per cent perfect.
Dear readers, if you can point out those less than perfect darts, please could you let me know? Because when I pulled this dress back on, I struggled to place them myself! Just goes to show. Perfection is a state of mind.
Do you have a favourite make that you like to crack out for summer?
Ella Spots A Bird