Oh my goodness. It has been a while.
Your kids get older and you think you will have more time.
I have less time than ever before.
And I’m strangely thankful that Minerva Fabrics popped its head up and offered me some fabulous barkcloth as it made me put sewing back onto my schedule – I had to sew! I had planned a jacket with this fabric. However when the fabric arrived, I could not get ‘sundress’ out of my head and simply had to make a Style Arc Ariana Dress.
While the fabric was a little too heavy to cope with shirring, after changing the way to elasticise the back panel, my vision of a fun funky sundress became a reality!
Read more on the Minerva Blog about how this ‘shirred’ panel is a little different to other shirring.
I totally forgot to publish this post – whoops. However I am delighted to confirm this dress is a firm favourite in my wardrobe and it was in heavy rotation this summer. Lots of people think it is from the popular Australian fashion brand, Gorman… however it’s a Lizzy Original.
Fabric: Cloud 9 Barkcloth, supplied by Minerva Fabrics, UK
Pattern: Ariana Dress, Style Arc.