You could be forgiven for thinking that I spend more time musing about sewing than actually sewing. My rate of blogging does suggest that! April is a strange month with holidays disrupting the normal week, taxes falling due, and the month seems to fly by. But there has been plenty of action here, just no so much inclination to sit down and write about.
In the ages since my last post I have completed my April dress; a wild suit (see my next post); a white wadder; and a flippy skirt that is waiting on a Bellatrix Papercut jacket to match.
Let's talk about the April dress. The pattern is Burda 10-2014 101 made from patterned ponte I bought in Barcelona at a store that I was taken to by the charming Spanish designer Paco Peralta. I paired it with plain ponte from Lindcraft.
The pattern is well constructed and quite easy to sew. The centre front panel replaces bust darts and does sit quite high, but I like this effect. I added an exposed zip to modernise the look. The only suggestion I make is to interface the corners especially if your fabrics are different weights.
This would have helped April as the Spanish wool ponte is lighter than the denser Lindcraft variety. Overall I'm very happy with my dress and have worn it a few times already.
I love the way the fabric matches my vintage Oroton earrings.
While I am persisting with my calendar dress challenge it is a bit of a distraction. I looked into my closet and it is crying out for separates, and solid colours. Not giving up just yet!