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Rosy’s gingham dress!

Summer time….my favourite time of year! Hot days, followed by warm evenings…chatting with friends in the garden until the sun sets and the fairy lights come on…sipping cocktails and laughing till my tummy aches! That’s what I was thinking about while making this dress. Double gauze is perfect for hot weather, as its so cool to wear and also soft on the skin. I don’t know about you, but I think a fabric has to feel nice, just as much as look nice! 

I love that the person who designed this double gauze made full use of its two sides by including large and small gingham checks…perfect for a bit of print play! 

The bones of my dress are a bit of a hotchpotch of ideas and patterns. The bodice is my usual Bakerloo dress (I think I would size down next time) Then the skirt is two rectangles, each one measuring 1 x hip wide by 30″ long. Then I used the frill from the Sabina skirt by The Little Pomegranate, although I cut the width as 4 x hip. 

I’m thrilled with how the alternating sized checks look! They add another dimension to the dress and make it special. It really feels like a luxurious garment, but one that I can wear everyday…after all, we should be able to feel fabulous whether we are grocery shopping or having a drink in a pub garden!!