After a long absence of complete non stop busy I finally have something new to post. This project will be for classes later in the year. I am having a bit of an obsession with small scale prints paired with feather weight corduroy and this set keeps it going. The paisley cotton lawn print is from a Robert Kaufman collection called 'London Calling' and is a lovely 'Liberty' like knock off. I have paired the print with the feather weight corduroy to look like a jumper and blouse but it is really all sewn together as a dress.
The collar is piped with the lavender corduroy and trimmed with a bias cut ruffle. Not the easiest collar to assemble and get to kiss together right at the center front and center back. The skirt has three large box pleats across the front and two inverted pleats in the back for a controlled amount of fullness. The dress is meant to be paired with a jacket and I wanted to keep an A line shape to the skirt.
The jacket is completely interlined with 'baby' interfacing for better weight and wrinkle resistance to the feather weight corduroy. It is fully lined with lime 1/32" micro check and has an adjustable fold up sleeve length. The embroidery on the pockets are simple beginner hand stitches - chain, French knot, and backstitch. The little bird is just one of the paisley shapes from the print inverted and embellished.
The 'London Calling' paisley comes in three great color ways which I plan to pair with the lavender, red, and hot pink corduroy.