An easy enough sew, and here it is on a hanger. I’ll take more pics when the skirt is finished, but wanted to get this one posted.
African print embossed cotton, lined in a quilted satin from a table runner, and black silk/cotton in the sleeves. Sleeves are also underlined in taffeta, and stiffened with interfacing. Ribbon trim on the collar, which is burgundy/black shot poly taffeta which I’ve had for years.
This is a lovely pattern, with a couple of variations in length and collar shape, and good clear instructions. I understitched by hand, and did contrast running stitch understitching on the cuffs, just because the needle was still full of the topstitching thread I used on the collar trim.
The sleeve linings are joined at the cuffs, and then turned back in and blind-stitched in place by hand.
Isn’t it cute?
Oh, and I succumbed to the sale at Weaver Dee. Why didn’t you stop me? 3m of red ‘Koshibo peachskin’ stuff with glitter, and 3m of animal print crepe de chine. Total cost £15, so not that naughty…sigh. The red will be a summer dress, no idea about the other. something for Jungle January I suppose!