The Village Frock has been on my 'to sew' list for over 12 months now. Finally, it is checked off!
Village Frock pattern from the now closed Sugar City Shop was one of those patterns that I was just gagging to get my hands on. There were so many cute dresses on show in blog land, but no patterns available.
That is, until I headed to last year's Sew It Together catch up in Sydney. As I walked in the doors I saw Karen's precious pattern right in front of me being traced off! I couldn't believe it. My heart skipped a beat. The pattern that I had been scouring the internet to buy for some time was there in front of me.
Unfortunately I had not one suitable piece of paper for tracing. There wasn't paper on the tables, and the programs were a little too small to trace the whole pattern. Thankfully Belinda just happened to have tracing supplies on hand. I quickly snapped them up and traced a size 2 and 3. Belinda, let me know if you want the size three. I'm pretty sure that's why I traced it.
Adele's Village Frock is made with a super light weight denim from Kelani and Liberty for the trim. I sewed the dress as per the pattern, except for the hem. Mine is scant and next time I'll lengthen it further. I also think the neck binding could be smaller and should be cut on the bias, but I am still happy and Adele is too.