19 January 2013
Last night, as I finished this, I was listening to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers on the radio, playing live from Sydney, which had just recorded it's hottest day on record, and pondering what the youth of today make of a band I listened to in my youth.
I'm looking forward to wearing it the next hot day we have here.
Or perhaps even a slightly warm one, with a cardi layered over it.
Pattern: Tessuti Lily Linen Dress, size M
Fabric: Some coral/red linen I bought from Tessuti as a remnant some time ago.
Modifications: I didn't have enough fabric, so I had to put a seam up the centre back, couldn't do the 3/4 sleeves, and pieced together bias scraps for the bindings. Inspired and encouraged by Lisa's sleeveless version I went completely sleeveless (in lieu of short cap sleeves), binding the armholes the same way as the neck (but using stay stitching to stabilise the edge instead of the tear away vilene used on the neck).
Thoughts: This is such a simple, effortless dress, with a couple of details that stop it from being dull. Just what I need in my wardrobe now- figure skimming, cool, bright and easy to wear. And with pockets.