Today I am wearing a little sundress I made a few years ago, with the intention of it being a beach dress to pop on over bathers. As it turned out kind of fancy and pretty I've ended up wearing it on loads of different occasions... I used the halter bodice from McCalls 4453 which is a top pattern, and altered the design to have a side zip opening. I drafted a skirt that is a sort of faux wrap around design. Long at the back and with two tapered fronts lapped over each other and both secured in the side seams. The dress is fully lined with pale pink lining. I like the softly pretty luminous effect this has under the sheer red swirly pattern of the fashion fabric, which actually has sparkles. Bonus!
And the little lace cover-up has been another pretty as well as useful little thing that is my own design and was whipped up on a whim.
Today I felt the need to be a bit ... colourful and quietly cheerful. After all life has to be appreciated and celebrated and lived. With spring springing all around us and new growth bursting relentlessly forward in the garden one cannot push away the quiet and inevitable mechanism of new life.
Dress; partly McCalls 453, partly my own design, pink/red sparkly polyester chiffon
Top; my own design, cut-out embroidered linen
Sandals; Pedro Miralles, from Soletta shoes