I have worn these two dresses to death this summer! I love them and I’m sure I will make some more. Maybe even one for this coming colder season to wear with a long sleeve t, tights and boots?
If I remember rightly I got a little discount when I downloaded the Adelaide pattern from the Seamwork/Colette pattern shop. Might have been a persuading factor! I also downloaded the Moneta but as yet this is not made. Just havent found the right fabric yet.
However, I already had two fabulous fabrics I could use for the Adelaide. I set too and made a quick muslin. I didn’t really need to make any alterations and sewed up a straight size 16 in my colourful fabric. I lowered the darts very slightly. Also moved the shoulder line forwards a little for my forwards shoulders! The arm holes and neck are all finished with bias which I love doing and I also prefer when it comes to washing and ironing! And this dress honestly only took a couple of hours to sew. With a nervous half hour of hammering in the poppers. I was so worried I would miss place one or they wouldn’t line up properly when together. However all was well!
These dresses are so fab to wear, really comfy and I feel quite feminine with the little cinch at the waist with the tie belt. And another really good thing, when you go swimming and put your swimmy’s on underneath all you have to do is pop all your poppers open! Would make a fab beach dress.
This is my second Adelaide. As I write this I’m thinking I could transition it into autumn with a card and tights. Mmmm…
Love this pattern! And love my summer dresses.