Hi, this is a dress with rather fab coffee pots and tea cups on! I drafted the pattern using an Enid Gilchrist book. I lurve these books and have made a few things using them.
I decided to add a gathered skirt to the bodice because I had a large piece of fabric and only have one seam on the left side where the invisible zip is. I managed to match the pattern on this seam too so it is almost invisible too. For an extra detail I added blue ric rac to the waist seam and along the edges of the sleeves and neck edge. The sleeves are ‘grown on’ sleeves with a little gusset under the arm. This pattern appealed to me for that so that I wouldn’t cut up any of the pots and cups on the fabric.
In this photo I’m wearing a cotton cardigan I made last year from a Rowan pattern. The pattern had a peplum but I chose to start from the waist edge instead so that I could wear it with full skirts and you can still see my waist.