As soon as the Monosewn Challenge was announced, I new I wanted to take part in it and sew up something, however an outfit just in one colour is rather meh to me, just black is soo boring and an only white outfit would be a catastrophe, I would be smeared in everything imaginable in mere minutes. But a mix up of black and white, yes, I can do that, as the combo of black and white is totally up my alley, I just love it.
I decided to use the Emery dress pattern for my project, because at the moment I’m only making dresses, and chose a very light-weight and rather translucent white fabric with small black pokadots on it, I suppose it must be batiste. It has a very slight stretch to it and is soft to the touch. I had three metres of the fabric and have about half a metre left of it.
For the collar I used a black embroidered fabric and sewed on a white button with black thread to the middle of it to make it a little more interesting.
I lined the entire dress with white taffeta, omitted the back zipper and shortened the long sleeve pattern, so they would hit elbow level. I also added about ten cm to the skirt, so it would hit me at knee level, I’m 1,85m, so usually most dresses are to short on me.
The dress is so light and airy, it’s ideal for summer and I love wearing it.
You can read more about my dress on Morven’s Handmades