I have been looking forward to Labour Weekend since the holidays! My holidays were spent working on a university assignment and then attending and presenting at a conference. When I was slogging through the same university assignment last weekend, the only upside was knowing that when it was finished I would have Labour Weekend free for sewing.
I ordered the Adeline Dress pattern from Style Arc before the hols. And I ordered a linen twill from the Fabric Store online.
You will have to trust me that it looks better on that hanging on a coat hanger on a tree!
It is a really good fit and a nice shape. I do think I would like it about 10 cm longer in the front though to get full knee coverage.
Since the hem facing was visible, I had the brainwave last night to make it a feature. Who can go past orange and brown - particularly if you were born in the 70s like I was (-: I had some Carolyn Friedlander leftover from my still partially quilted Botanics quilt so used that for the hem and back neck facings. I didn't have quite enough, so used a different fabric for the front neck facing.
The back hem facing doesn't sit super well. I unpicked the machine stitching and hand-sewed it. It still doesn't sit flat. I wonder if I cut it on the bias, it would sit better?
When I was searching for some interfacing, I found in the stash a navy and white linen mix, so will have another go ... maybe next Sunday as I have university on Saturday. Yeah, further study seemed like a good idea at the time.