My most favourite dress of this summer 2016. Bennett dress pattern by Marilla Walker

The weather has all of a sudden overnight turned to what feels pretty much like Autumn. Im kinda ok with this as we have had the most amazing summer with just the best weather. I can’t believe how good its been this year. I live near Carcassonne in the South of France and normally you get a patchy few weeks at some point but no, this year, just constant sun. Its actually ok weather now too just a lot cooler especially in the morning and night.

So I’m wondering if I can get any more wear out of my favourite dress this season. I dont think it can venture into autumn. I might get to wear it out for dinner this weekend. Mmmm… Im going to take that opportunity.

Bennett dress love

Bennett dress love

My Bennett dress, pattern by Marilla Walker is just so comfortable, feminine, colourful, fun to wear, great to dance in, and I get the most compliments. I think basically the shape just really suits me. I used a floaty viscose crepe in the most beautiful colour with little birds all over. Fabric bought in Carcasssone from Comptoir des Tisseurs. 25 Rue de la Republique. Pattern and instructions as ever just brilliant. The only alterations to the pattern were to lengthen it to make the dress a maxi with a wee slit at the back for movement. The bodice was perfect on me as you can cinch it in with the ties, great for fat days! I took it in a little bit on the back seam. The back has a gorgeous deep v. You know this is just my fave! I wonder if I can use the same pattern to produce an equally great dress for the winter?

Bennett dress selfie

Bennett dress selfie

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