Anna has made this floaty beautiful Wilder Gypsy Dress using one of the fabrics from the Liberty organics range.
“The fabric I chose was from the organic range in Liberty Tana Lawn® cottons. It’s called Millie A and is a cute ditsy floral that has been brought out of the Liberty archive especially for the organic collection. It was originally designed for the AW2002 collection but this charming monochrome print has an elegantly retro feel to it. I’m normally drawn to blue colours but this fabric was sitting by my desk for a while and I loved it.”
“I’ve seen lots of gypsy, floaty style clothes out there recently so I fancied making something for the summer. It’s been a while since I’ve been on an actual holiday so it felt right to make something for my summer travels to Devon. I bought the Wilder Gown pattern by the Friday Pattern Company as I liked the open neckline. It’s a loose, flow, tiered dress that can be sewn in lots of different ways. It can be made as a top, dress with one or two tiers and can be either long or short sleeved.”
” I was pleasantly surprised at how this dress came together. It uses quite a lot of fabric – this one used almost 3 metres which is a lot of Tana Lawn® but it is worth it. The dress feels so beautiful on – gorgeously floaty and perfect for the heat wave that we are due while I am away!. The dress is really easy to make. A fairly simple construction for the bodice with a gathered neckline created by a cute tie. The gathering on the 2 tiered skirt takes some time but it is worth sectioning the fabric into areas so that you get a fairly even gather.”
“I love the dress. I normally wear more fitted clothes and so am getting ‘used’ to the floatyness of this dress but I think it will feel so lovely at the beach or at a restaurant in the evening. I can’t wait to wear it at the Festival Of Quilts this week and then on my long awaited holiday!