|Name||Relaxed Autumn Dress|
|Started||Oct 27, 2020|
|Completed||Nov 1, 2020|
|Notes||This style looked like a good one for "layering" with a sweater/cardigan for the cooler weather - and I wanted something a bit different to wear with my khaki coat and nice brown boots. It is a loose, relaxed shape, easy to just pull on overhead so the zipper was not needed. There is a lot of ease in this pattern, I reduced the size around the middle by taking extra 1cm out of each of the front/back princess seams, adding darts to the skirt sections to match. This made the dress more comfortable.
The fabric is a Liberty Tana Lawn cotton, with a large flower pattern (supposed to be roses, but look more like helleborus) in shades of brown and green. I lined the bodice and skirt with Egyptian cotton percale, dyed this brown to match (also used this lining fabric on the pocket and sleeve trims). As the cotton lawn is quite a light fabric, I faced the lower edge of the skirt up to the top of the side slits, this adds the weight needed for the skirt to hang well.
The feature I like best about this dress is the pockets, I like the angled tops and button trim.