I have had this StyleArc Adeline dress on my mind ever since I saw Lauren's version on Instagram. I delayed buying the pattern while I tried to justify to myself that it was sufficiently different to the Named Inari and Merchant and Mills Camber patterns that I already have. I further tried to justify to myself that I needed yet another pattern to add to my overflowing pattern cabinet. Then came the Black Friday sales and, well, resistance was futile!
I made this from khaki linen from my stash. I am trying to use my stash for everything lately as it's getting beyond a joke and taking over the entire house. I think this fabric came from Remida.
I constructed the dress with French seams throughout and topstitched them down. I also shortened the dress by about 5cm. I made my usual StyleArc size 10.
I just love the easy, relaxed style of this dress with the wide neckline facing, deep pockets and slightly hi-low curved hem.
I decided when I had finished the dress that khaki wasn't really my colour, so I dunked the dress in my trusty indigo dye vat. My indigo is fairly pale and didn't do much to the khaki. However, if you look closely, it seems to have dyed some of the fibres more than others resulting in a lovely depth of colour that I'm quite pleased with.
I just love this pattern and the dress is very stylish, comfortable and easy to wear, which is pretty much everything I look for in a dress.
So what have I learned?
Well obviously that I should go with my intuition and just buy all the patterns!
Along with several more boxes to put them all in...