I totally squealed when I first stumbled on this fabric. I had been searching for cotton gingham looking for the elusive 100% cotton yellow 1" check when my search led me to Dragonfly fabrics. I didn't find the gingham I wanted but I did find this beauty. And isn't it a beauty. I love everything about it, from the colours to the fact the cotton is 150cm wide so used at full width resulted in an extra full skirt. The only thing I don't like about this dress is how it photographs. In real life I look the same in this dress as I do my other me made dresses, in these photos the checks make my torso look really wide or am I alone in thinking that?!
Dress: Made by me using Miley Check from Dragonfly Fabrics
Pattern: Emery by Christine Haynes
Char is coming to visit this weekend and the Warwick Folk Festival is on. I am thinking about making a visit but always worry about making plans when it has been as muggy as it has been this week as I always end up getting caught in a downpour! I got caught out last Saturday and still didn't get to see any of the amazing lightning bolts the whole rest of the country managed to catch. Gutted. I hate umbrellas so really need to invest in a quality waxed jacket to protect my dresses (and me!) from downpours. I am thinking along the lines of this Barbour jacket from Accent Clothing. Isn't the lining beautiful! It is a good price and Gem swears by the Barbour jacket she has.