After my big old whine the other day, I sat down with a pot of tea, and slowly I was revived. Tea really does work wonders. I put both of my people to bed (the big one and the little one) and stayed up late making a new creation. An idea that has been lurking in my mind for a while now. I am happy to report that it has turned out exactly as I had dreamt and I couldn't be happier with the result...
I am still toying with a few different name ideas, but so far the 'tessy two-shoes tunic' is my favourite. I made this dress with the hot australian summers in mind. Something completely non-restrictive. It hangs low under the arms and has a slight racer-style back. The fabric is 100% cotton and lightweight. I cut the fabric on the bias so that it would drape beautifully. Even though it is a tent style design, it still sits beautifully across the bust - hanging onto just the right curves. I have made the ruffles with unfinished edges so that they will fray and have a relaxed, sexy and bohemian feel.
I have also added a detachable bow to the front, but if that is not your style then you could wear the bow on the skirt, in your hair, or you could pin it on a cardi. For a little more shape you could easily add a belt.
I love this dress so much that I have been wearing it for two days straight. these photos have been taken of the dress worn in and unwashed! It is perfect for the hot conditions I am now living in.
What do you think? I would love to hear your feedback. I have three more of these pretties cut and ready to sew. I hope to have them available in the shop upon re-opening.