Recently I somehow heard of Sinbad & Sailor. They are a new indie pattern company who have just released their first couple of pdf patterns.
Originally I was intrigued by their take on making shorts! They are made with an articulated pocket using press fasteners! How original is that!?
But then my need to make dresses took over and I first bought the magpie dress! It is a very simple loose fitting dress. Great to throw on and look stylish!
The pattern comes as a pdf, which means a bit of taping and fiddling to get the placement all correct but it has only 4 pieces, front and back and 2 for the neck facing which I interfaced. The instructions are starlight forward as is the dress. Great little in between project with great rewards! (in between because it is so quick).
Being unsure of the loose fit I cut a size 10, which in hind sight should have been a size smaller as it swamped me at first. But I just nipped it in under the arms a little and I think it works now.
Still have to work on my pattern placement. I wanted the flower splash detail towards the side but may have been better to have it on the same side for both pieces.
I like how this dress can be accessorised (is that a word?) to go from day to night. Next I kinda see it in a silky black fabric with dragons on … maybe have gone a little mad. lol
Will I make it again? Certainly! It was so quick and because it is so simple to make I will certainly practice some different seam and finishing techniques on it.
Need to give the Raven shorts a go soon too but got a few other expenses to cover in the meantime!