2016 is going down as the reality check year. Another month of lo-sew, a few bits were completed in between real life emergencies and damage control efforts, but the big plans of turning the fabric stash into lovely projects are definitely shelved. I came back to France the slow way this time, via Brittany ferries. If you’ve never used them, consider trying it, if only for the on board restaurants. Travel food is usually pretty dire, but their facilities are a far far remove from motorway service stations and the dismal little trays airlines offer.
One piece of stored silk, a Thai duppion in silver grey, was used in London to make this rerun of a dress for dd, first made in navy poly a few years ago. I hadn’t saved the pattern, so it was redrafted. The original also had a large pocket at the front hem, but in the silver silk it looked over the top. The buttons came from John Lewis and the belt is from H&M.
The skirt part is a slight A line, there are double waist darts shaping the waist, the cuffs are fairly deep and shaped so that they can be worn down or folded back and the front fastens with one visible button at the top of the fly front and two buttoned tabs to fold the neckline closed.