‘That’s cold work,’ said the auld Irish bloke who’d been surreptitiously watching me. ‘Come to the pub for a couple of shots? Warm yourself up?’
You know when bloggers say it took them 150 photos to pick one decent one? This photoshoot involved a grand total of two photographs. It was so blooming cold out there! But I wanted to share this latest Molly dress from the Sew Over It Capsule Wardrobe ebook, largely because the fabric is so interesting.
It’s a reversible jersey, where the red shows through on the blue side in a rose print. I used the red reverse to make the neckband. This was bought from Classic Textiles in Walthamstow. They always have great jerseys in that place.
Because the fabric was a mix of colours, I mixed up my overlocker thread too.
In terms of the pattern, this is my fourth make! I shortened the length by two inches to give it a bit more sass, and added some extra waist shaping. Fit really varies from fabric to fabric. This jersey was heavy with more stretch than previous versions and I think that made the fit roomier. Don’t ask me why!
Do you like my scarf? It’s a pencil print, bought from MOMA in New York. When I left the corporate life I wasn’t sure when I’d next see that beautiful city, but recent advice is that I really should prioritise a work trip over there. Better start saving the pennies! Maybe I’ll wear my Molly dress on the plane. It is made for a city break, after all.