I am a massive lover of fashion. Fashion is my passion, career and hobby. One thought that lingers in the back of my fashion choices these days is; is the garment age appropriate. As I move into my mid forties I wonder how my style will evolve as I move into my fifties. I can’t quite comprehend yet that my next mile stone birthday will be my fiftieth. In the meantime I’m going to embrace what is left of my forties and wear what makes me feel good and what is a reflection of my own personal style regardless of age.
Over the past few months lavender has been showing up a lot in my fashion related research. I was beyond excited when I found this beautiful lavender print at The Fabric Store Brisbane. I’m not sure if this fabric is available through their main online store but the Brisbane Store do have a mail order service if you contact them directly.
I was searching for a print to make the Montavilla Muumuu by Sew House Seven when I stumbled across this polyester crepe and new it was a match made in heaven. I adore the drape a hand feel of a crepe and it is a relatively stable fabric to sew.
Given the loose fit of this pattern I decided not to make a toile. I have also previously made the Burnside Bibs by Sew House Seven and know their patterns are a good fit to my body. I made the size 6 and could not be happier with the fit.
I sewed the hem on the sleeves as instructed earlier on in the making process in preference to the end. I am slightly obsessed with pockets at the moment and love the oversized pocket detail on this dress. The pattern was notched well and the instructions very clear to follow. I would consider this make a relatively easy make when made in a stable fabric. The degree of difficulty does rise slightly when made in a more fluid fabric like my choice.
I love that you can style this dress with a leather belt, ankle boots and a cardigan in the cooler months. It looks equally as nice in the warmer months with slides and the self fabric belt. This dress is going to be super versatile and is a great trans seasonal piece to add to my wardrobe.
My garment would not be complete without the “one of a kind” woven label by Kylie And The Machine. I absolutely love this dress and too be honest don’t think these images do this dress justice. I am looking forward to re shooting it somewhere in the great outdoors in the near future.