Sunday, April 20, 2014
First of the Summer dresses
Yesterday we were in sunny beautiful Anglesey, my mother in law had organised a special day at Cemaes Bay as part of her role as Geologist at Geomon Anglesey Geo Park .
We marched behind a local Welsh band (resplendent in kilts!) to Llanbadrig headland. What a beautiful place! We visit Anglesey fairly often because my mother in law lives there, but we had never been to this part of the island before. It was a beautiful spring day, very windy, but we found a sheltered spot and had a little picnic.
I wore my first summer dress make of the year for our first sunny walk of the year. This dress is made using the Full Skirt dress pattern from the most recent Breat British Sewing Bee book.
I didn't add the cap sleeves, and fully lined the bodice. I made a size 18 and adjusted the front princess seams slightly to accomodate my large bust. Sadly it gapes a little at the arm hole, so if I make another I will fit the front better.
I am not at all comfortable with sleeveless anything, but for the sake of this blog I'm willing to inflict my flabby white flesh on anyone reading just so you can see the dress.
I will never go out like that, I like my cardigans! I might even draft a short sleeve if I make another, although I like no sleeves under a cardigan or short sleeved cropped cardigan in summer, so maybe I wont.
Here is a less windy photograph taken early yesterday morning (hence tired face!) at my mother in laws cottage, before we set off.
After our picnic, we walked back to Cemaes Bay along the coastal path. I'm so glad we did too, such stunning views, and lots of beautiful little coves. We'll definately be going back in the summer.