Summer arrived full-force in South Dakota and when I think of hot weather, I automatically go to linen. With this bright pink linen, I knew it would be a great dress. Fabric Mart has such an awesome linen collection. Have you checked it out? You can do that here: Designer Quality Linen
There are so many wonderful colors to choose from!
I simply LOVE this stuff! It washes and dries beautifully and it's made from completely natural fibers, so it sews and presses like a dream. Need I say more???
Before I cut into my fabrics for this monthly post, I try and do some research. For this month, I looked for summer dresses with easy silhouettes and fun sleeves. This is the dress I came up with.
I really love those sleeves and I had read from several reviewers that the sleeves were fully lined and clever. Sold!
I was a bit worried with how low this dress back slit is on a 50+ lady, but it works just fine! And this linen, the dress calls for linen, so it was a match made in heaven!
Pink is such a fun color to wear!
The linen gives this dress structure, yet also lets it drape a bit, not in a flowing sort of way but in a way that works for the dress.
Here's a closer-up of that back slit. I am wearing a cami. I choose black so I could wear my black sandals.
Here is a closer-up of the sleeves. These are made and constructed in a way that the sleeve itself has no seams exposed. Very clever and what a nice finish it gives!
I so love FM's linen section. If you never used it, what are you waiting for?
Thanks for reading!
Sue from Ilove2sew!