A stunning summer dress for you today – I really love the bright colours in this beautiful creation! The Emerald Bay Liberty fabric is from the new Liberty of London Autumn/Winter collection (although the colour kind of looks like it should be from the Spring/Summer).
This dress has a breezy awesome 1970’s resort wear feel to it with an amazing retro vibe. It’s perfect for lots of occasions including day wear or an evening out. I especially love the high waistband on this dress and it would look great on a maxi version too (the pattern has this option as well).
The wonderful fabric, Emerald Bay, has been inspired by one of the recurring motifs on John Redfern’s garment sketches. Redfern (born in 1820) is credited with making tailored clothing for women who rode, played tennis and went yachting. The design was hand drawn and then hand painted with gouache.
Thank you so much Jenny Pilkington for making this dress for me – you have done a great job!
To make this dress you will need:
Pattern: A Simplicity pattern by Cynthia Rowley – 1801A
Fabric: The lovely fabric used here is Emerald Bay B sizes 6 – 16 you will need 3 and 1/8th yards (2.9 metres)