After my recent successes with Pattern B6258 from Butterick. I was quite excited to find this fabric, which I thought I had lost, in a box in the loft. We were having a post-Christmas turn out!
I loved this print at first sight, bought it about 3 years ago and have dreamed about what I was going to make so many times. It reminds me of summer camping holidays and the swallows perched on telegraph wires. Like many of the fabric remnants I buy there was a flaw in the material, which you can see in the picture below. I had enough for this pattern to cut all of the pieces around the flaw.
One of the things I enjoy about sewing is feeling a structured garment emerging from a soft flat piece to fabric. The seam tape on the shoulder seams works well in this design, giving the shoulder seams strength and supporting the rest of the garment well.
I think I should introduce you to my sewing partner “Flossie”. We are both the same size and she has been invaluable to me in making sure that the garments I make fit me well. I bought her second hand on eBay when she was looking for a new home. I have found that if I pin the neck facings or turnings on the dress form I can be sure that I am not stretching out the neck when I am working with stretch fabrics and then the neck lies flat.