I have already sung the many praises of papercut patterns for bring the best at designing the patterns (see here)
Last time, the piece I made from them, the wrap top, was extremely practical. This time the dress is so simple that the main focus for me was the pattern and fabric.
One of the Instagram sewers I have followed for a while introduced me to the sway with her beautiful orange version. And at the time of making this, being the height of summer, it was perfect.
In my stash I had a beautiful light cotton with a dark marble/cloudy pattern, despite being slightly see through it was defiantly the one for this dress.
So How did It Sew?
Completed: 18th August
The pattern itself is simple yet involves a new technique that takes a bit of a think. I have seen it referred to as the burrito technique (which is hilarious and also accurate) This was used on adding the lining to the sleeves and neckline. It involves a lot of rolling, so that the bits that need to meet do, Its like a magic trick for beautiful seams.
I made the belt and even though I prefer the trapeze style, its nice to have the option of mixing it up to make it look different, and have a different silhouette with not much effort. Also I tend to tie it just at the back to give it some shape.