I really like the Lily Linen dress pattern, especially the sleeveless variations, but the piece of Como Black Out Linen that I had was far too scant to make one. So with my 1.4m piece, I made a modified dress, mixing the Lily dress with Burda 7517.
This is how my pattern looked to cut the fabric. I've folded in the sides and tucked up the bottom.
Mucky rug! I was too busy sewing to clean it!The darts were created once the dress was finished up to hemming. I simply tried it on, pinched out the tucks and pinned them in place. After checking that I could still take off the dress with the tucks, I then transferred them to the inside, evened them up and sewed with the ties attached to the front. Each tuck is about 8cms long and holds approximately 5cms of fabric. Easy peasy!
Adele loves to pose too.I'm incredibly happy with this dress. It's simple and work appropriate, but also can be dressed down. I'll certainly be making another linen dress this summer and definitely won't use anything but a good quality linen like this.
Pattern: Lily Linen Dress download from Tessuti = $10
Pattern: Burda 7517 used before = free
Fabric: Como Black Out linen = $32.50
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