The Rosie Dress, is the debut pattern from Cotton and Chalk for Simply Sewing Mag.
I’m very pleased with how this has turned out. It’s the perfect shape for me. I really love the colour and the pattern of the fabric too, which keeps it looking modern. I keep looking at it just because I’m so happy!! 😊
It is a 1940s style tea dress and it has rouching at the shoulder seam, under the bust and all round the top of the skirt.
As usual, I left out the facings and made my own bias binding out of the same fabric. I only just managed this though as I literally used every scrap of this fabric.
I used a red cotton to make a contrast binding for the arm holes as another cheat to make the fabric go further but I quite like it.
I used three red buttons as decoration on the front middle seam; this was a triumph in itself because I never think to buy matching buttons!
The hem was an easy peasy double fold hem and it was done. I’m so pleased with this, the pattern was super easy to use and I think it looks really modern and cool. I’m going to wear it to a concert we are going to tonight but I also took some pictures in the garden last week.
I’ve styled it with my trusty black belt, black tights and a black cardigan and I think this is probably how I will wear it.
For more pictures and construction discussion, please take a look at my blog.