The fabric was sold by the panel, and I used Vogue 1247, splicing the pieces together to make one solid front and one solid back. I put the invisible zip closure in the left side seam, so as to have as much seamless and uninterrupted flow of map happening as possible, and wrapped the button closure just a bit further along from the side seam and around the corner to the back. Believe it or not, this looks much better than having it right boom on the side seam, less bulky and gives a more streamlined look.
The waistband is faced with plain ice-blue lightweight Rowan cotton, bought from purl soho about two? three? years ago. Unlined, because it's practically summer; overlocked raw edges and a bias-bound and hand-stitched hem. Australia is on the front.
Oh, and also, um, so yes. It can be seen that my Constant Companion has had a haircut. A rather drastic one. The tail. That was a shock. Did not expect that. I'm still not used to it, and am hoping it will actually grow back! Think I'm going to have be a heap more specific when liaising with the dog-groomer from now on! In the meantime, she's answering to Miss Rat-tail O'Skinnypins, thanks very much.
But what do I know; she's pretty happy. Puppy-like frolicking ensues :)
Skirt; Vogue 1247 modified, printed cotton drill, my review of this pattern
Top; the bamboo shoot top from Pattern Magic, white linen, details here
Sienna in summer attire