Charlotte no 5

Back in May 2023 I bought 3 metres of a Watercolour Floral printed Viscose Challis from Rainbow Fabrics at a total cost of £19.82 inclusive of p&p. When I was young I always made a point of having a White dress for wearing in High Summer. Using this particular fabric I decided to re-visit that idea. In fact the fabric has an Ivory background rather than White which is probably more flattering to my complexion.

The fabric is very, very fine and mobile so once again I used the overlocker to stitch the first pass of my narrow French Seams. The 3 metres were ample for cutting out as the print is non-directional. I cut the ‘butterfly’ sleeves as the fabric weight is perfect for that style. Also once again, unfortunately no pockets as the fabric is not sufficiently opaque – they would definitely show through the dress. Learning from the previous Viscose challis fabric, I interfaced both the Upper and Lower collars so that there is enough structure in the collar for it to be turned up at the back. There are narrow double turned hems to the dress and the sleeves, also my favourite shell buttons on the front bodice placket.

I am delighted with the dress and pleased that I now have a ‘White- themed’ dress for the Summer. This dress is my final project for July 2023.

Project no 44 completed 31st July 2023