Summer isn’t here yet (in fact it’s really really cold) but I’m determined to not let that dampen my search for the perfect dress.  After I completed my Rooibos this week I’ve decided that I can’t wait any longer before making another dress so I’ve ordered the pattern for the Eclair dress.

I’m hoping to make this dress for a wedding later in the year but I’m still searching for the perfect fabric, here is the dress – it has a lovely sash detail round the waist.

The next dress after that will be another gorgeous Colette pattern, here is Ceylon and this lovely version is made in Blue linen:

(and yes that’s Teegs for those of you who know Ink and Spindle!)

This particular pattern looks very 40’s which is why I’d like to make it, I wish I could find a lovely linen fabric but I’ve struggled in find any in the shops.  I think I’ll probably make it out of a cotton but nothing too outlandish.  I do like patterns on dresses but then I find it really difficult to find anything to match them.  I’m not a big spender when it comes to clothes (in fact I only buy clothes about twice a year) so if I’m making a new dress I have to at least have some shoes or maybe a cardigan to go with it.

There are some fabulous dresses out there though if you’re not handy with a sewing machine, I found this today and instantly fell in love:

This is the Temporary Secretary dress (one of my favourite McCartney songs as a child!) and it’s on the fabulous Modcloth site.

Laura Lees dresses are another passion of mine, I have a few of the Topshop ones that are machine embroidered but I and am lucky enough to have an original tennis dress too.  Here is a recent Laura Lees dress in collaboration with Little Miss Sew, isn’t it adorable?

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