Now that the Floreat sewalong has wrapped up I’m really excited to show you some of my makes! This dress is my absolute favourite and I’ve been dying to share it! The only problem with this dress is that I wear it so often that I’m worried people are starting to think I only own one dress! I’m not joking. I bumped into the same friend three weeks in a row in different places and each time I was wearing this dress and seriously, it was a bit hilarious.
I made it using the most gorgeous linen from Potter & Co – which funnily enough I never considered until I saw it in the remnant pile. It will never cease to amaze me how different a fabric can look depending on the light. Somehow in the display area this Lead linen didn’t catch my eye at all, but in the light near the window where the remnants were it suddenly called to me like a greeny grey vision of fabulousness.
So I did what any sewer lacking in self control would do. I bought some. Even better I guessed the yardage rather than checking the pattern which is hilarious… considering I designed the pattern… and ended up with too little. But sometimes you really can come out with something better out of necessity. I had originally wanted to make a long sleeved dress, but had to leave off the sleeves due to my lacking yardage – and gosh am I glad I ran out of fabric! I love this sleeveless dress and am glad I didn’t need to wait till winter to wear it.
At this stage I’ve made myself a lot of Floreat tops, but this has been the only dress, and I think I really need to make some more! Till then, if you live in Perth and you see me wandering around in this dress I just want you to remember that you read my blog and you know I own more than one dress. Ok? thanks ;)
photography by Bronnie Joel
LOOKING FOR MORE FLOREAT POSTS?
Here’s the full list of Floreat posts and tutorials:
- Pattern tester round-up
- Inspiration + Ideas
- Waist tie and separate belt
- Center back: zipper and slit options
- Pockets and seams (sleeved dress and blouse versions)
- Neckline facing (sleeved versions)
- Sleeveless version: facing and seams
- Bonus: Knit version
- Inspiration: Floreat as maternity