This is the April Rhodes’ Staple Dress, that I recently purchased as part of the third Pattern Parcel. It’s a corker! Only took me an evening and an early morning session to cut out and make, ahead of this weekend’s Minerva Craft Meet Up. (More on that later. The short version is I left my talk notes at home, the hotel messed up my booking – and I still managed to have the most awesome time in the history of the sewing universe!)
Back to the dress. I’d been waiting for just the right canvas for this silk/cotton mix bought from The Man Outside Sainsburys. I just love the print. It’s so 21st century! What IS it?
This dress is super-easy to make. It runs true to size, uses only five (count em!) pattern pieces and … that’s about it. The waist calls for shirring with elastic thread. I didn’t have any elastic thread and was in no mood for postage charges, so zig zagged a quarter inch elastic to my waistline. Job’s a good’un!
But the burning question is, would you wear a print like this?