Yep, it’s a bit chilly for sundress wearing here in southern Australia, but I made this dress as a Sew together for Summer Instagram sewing challenge. Obviously the theme works better for the Northern Hemisphere!
The idea is to sew a sundress and post a photo using #sewtogetherforsummer. If you also use #s21entry, you could be a randomly-picked winner of some excellent prizes including a Lizzy Haywood book pack. The full details are here.
There’s an accompanying bundle of discount codes for everyone to use.
You might recognise this (free) pattern as the zero waste ruffle tank. I’ve been wanting to sew it as a dress, so this was a perfect opportunity. I just made the top longer and added a cummerbund belt.
The ruffle tank pattern is fast and simple to sew. I used some quilting cotton from Spotlight – it’s a bit 1930s retro with flower pots and birds on it.
Yes, that’s not me in the sundress photos! I was unwilling to model a strappy dress when it was only 10 degrees, but luckily my daughter is now the same size as me and was happy to do it (she brought along a fur-lined parka).