We are very
excited to be releasing our latest pattern – The Alice Dress/Top
. This smock style top/dress features a self-lined yoke bodice with shaped armhole bands and a softly gathered body on front and back. The dress version also includes side pockets. Suitable fabrics for the Alice include lightweight linens, lightweight cottons (such as Liberty of London tana lawns
), eyelet cotton, rayons, viscose and silk crepe de chine
Colette’s dress version below is made up in Italian cotton lawn The Other Alps
. Colette had to allow for extra meterage to match the zig zag striped pattern on the lower dress – 2.5mtrs was used for this size Small dress. The armhole bands were cut on the opposing grain for contrast and the inner yoke and armhole bands were cut in the lighter part of the print.
For Lisa’s linen version below, she used our lightweight Striped Stone D’Ville
and cut the front and back outer yokes on the opposing grain to give some horizontal stripe contrast. She used a Liberty (Eleonora, from the stash) for the yoke and sleeve facings.
Because she wanted to retain the softness of the linen, she didn’t interface the armhole bands. And for her shorter style, she took a further 10cm off the length.
Happy Alice sewing! We hope you like her x