Daisies and Fairytales

In a thrilling turn of events, your local ‘pants till death’ friend has made a dress.

The author stands outsude, undercover against an lattice as a backdrop. She is photographed from the neck down, wearing a blue dress printed with white daisies. The dress has an elastic waistband and a high collar. She has her hands in her pockets, and wears black boots.

This pattern is the Sew Over It Florence dress, which came free with a sewing magazine. I loved the design instantly, and after making it, I still do!

The author, against the same backdrop and wearing the same dress. She holds out the skirt with both hands, like she's about to curtsy. The sleeves of the dress are three-quarter length, and the skirt hits her shins.

I liked it for several reasons, including the button closure and the length of the sleeves. Three-quarter length sleeves are so nice, why don’t we see more of them? (I should make more of them….)

The author wears the same dress, against the same background. One hand holds the hem of the other sleeve, to highlight their length. As such, she is photographed from neck to thigh. From this distance, one can see the bodice closes at centre front with buttons.

The buttons are these whimsical little flower-shaped ones, and the collar is curved like a cheongsam collar.

Close-up of the dress' collar area. The collar itself has rounded corners, and the buttons are small silver flower shapes.

It feels very lightweight and summery, especially with the daisy print fabric.

Almost full-body shot of the author against the lattice backdrop. She wears the blue daisy dress and black boots, and holds a straw hat in front of her. The hat has a thick navy blue band around it, tied in a bow.

I feel very much like Sophie Hatter from Howl’s Moving Castle in this last picture. (It’s a tragedy I don’t have a copy; I would have included it in the photoshoot!)

I plan to make another one in a lovely leafy fabric I purchased while on holidays; in terms of visible changes, I’d probably make the collar about 1cm (just under 1/2 inch) thinner. The height it is now looks a little bit chunky to me.

Anyways, see ya!

Yves (FillieFanatic)

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