I’ve been awol recently due to a fantastic holiday in India, travelling back to the UK, a trip to London and the hot weather this meant I haven’t been sewing. Not expecting this heat I left most of my Singapore hot weather clothes behind so I needed something asap.
On my trip to London, I was there at the start of the liberty sale so I had access to some great bargains. One was a lovely star print linen, perfect for a summer dress. I knew I wanted something very loose fitting so I chose Butterick 6551 which is very easy to sew.
There isn’t much to say about this pattern except that it has a LOT of ease. I cut a medium but ended up taking in 2cms at the side seams. I made a couple of pleats at the back instead of gathering as it would have been bulky in the linen but would be ok if the fabric had more drape. I would also prefer the collar to be a little narrower.
I may make it again but next time in a silk or viscose.