As soon as I saw the new Lulee Dress pattern from Papercut Patterns, I knew I had to make this.
I had two fabrics suitable in my stash, a beautiful cornflower blue linen and a hot pink /orange rayon.
Needless to say I chose the more difficult option - the rayon. Hanging it outside on the clothesline and spray starching it made a huge difference to it's manageability when cutting and avoiding stretching on the bias. I made a size 4, and it's very true to size, I shortened the sleeve to sit halfway between the short and long-sleeved lengths, and shortened the dress length by 3"/7.5cm. Probably the hardest part was inserting a 35cm invisible zip in the side seam. For a change this went in beautifully on the first attempt.
I love the fit and feel of this dress, the keyhole in the back and the swishy bias skirts and puff sleeves.
I'm sure I might need to find some heels in the perfect shade of orange to go with this.