Summer days

 

As well as all the posh frocks for special occasions, I make every day frocks for those that want to use different fabrics or cannot find what they want in the shops.  Here's a selection of recent adventures with cotton frocks!

 

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Cindy wanted some sun dresses made from cheerful patchworks prints from her stash, so I set too with a pattern and some measurements to see what would happen!  The results are quite good fun, and it makes a change not to have the difficulties of glamorous fabrics and complex styles...  It was fun working out how best to use the fabrics.

 

There's a blue one still to add to the collection.  I varied them a bit, adding different sleeves and pockets, and altering the waistline from high to natural.  This pattern also looks good with a dropped waistline.

The blue fabrics were not 100% cotton, and not as sturdy as the pure cottons.  I did something silly with the pockets, but you'll have to wait and see...

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