So where was I...? Following my pontifications of Tuesday, I realised that I need to get a dress out of my head and into fabric.
You know the one.
It is very much like Anna Allen's Henriette plaid smock (left), or this Liberty wool number from Nadinoo or Velvet Bird's checked version of Lola Sings The Blues.
|Anna Allen Dress|
|Velvet Bird's dress|
High yoke with gathers or pin-tucks
Peter Pan collar
Long / 3/4 length sleeve gathered onto a narrow cuff
Back-fastening, probably buttoned
Above the knee
Loose-fitting, without looking like I am nine months gone
Brushed cotton fabric
I was certain that one of my Japanese books would have something similar, but none of the dress patterns were quite right. I don't yet feel ready to attempt to draft my own design.
So it was over to Etsy...
|NOT maternity - phew!|