I'm loving the colour block clothes around at the moment, I took some inspiration from this yellow dress I saw in a magazine. I initially thought of trying another Burda Jamie Shift but, sorry Jamie, I still hate you *growls*. So opted for the Peony.
Since making her I've spotted the same colour in Topshop! Get me I'm "on trend"!
I love this muslin it's a little too short, so I lengthened the colour block Peony an inch to still keep the short length. Making the muslin made me feel all superior and smug when I remembered the facing was too big for the colour block and it needed extra large gathers on the skirt. Ha, in your face sewing errors-that-would-have-been-without-a-muslin!
The colour block is a twill that I got from a market. Things I have learnt about twill
- finish seams as soon as they are cut, this is one fraying mother!
- pressing - what the...how the heck.. if I figure this one out I'll let you know! Perhaps I have a super naff iron!
- Hemming - hmm, I went for a slip stitch. Twill does not like hems!
- It's kinda a bit stretchy!
Here she is, what a beaut! I love the weight of the fabric and the fit is great, yey!