So best laid plans not to buy any new patterns until I at least finish my pattern bust have gone out the window. Oliver and S’ new release forced me to break my vow. I was so happy to see the two dresses made up as tunics I went ahead and bought the Garden Party. I love it as a dress but know Missy would prefer it as a top.
I can see the pattern made up in so many different fabrics in my head but to start with, I decided to go for white hanky linen with some embroidered ribbon that I bought in Hong Kong a couple of years ago. Both fabric and ribbon are from the stash so at least I’ve redeemed myself a little bit.
I kept the waist band in the linen and added some ribbon to the front yoke and shoulder straps. The idea was to make it look peasanty blousey-ish.
As with every single O&S pattern I’ve ever made, the design is perfect. The proportions are always so right in Liesl’s patterns. The end result is always such a thrill to see on and the construction itself so well explained.
She likes it, although I did have to bribe her to pose for photos. Monkey.