We have 2 bloggers based outside the UK - Erin from the US and Emily who is based in Belgium. So this post has a distinct European flavour as we bring you Emily's first blog post for WhiteTree fabrics. I'm not sure anyone could have predicted how abruptly Summer would end, but Emily seems to have had a sixth sense when she chose our Ponti Roma fabric to work with! We love this tunic dress and the lovely, bright colour proves that Autumn Winter fabrics don't have to be dull or dark. Here's the make in full.
Say hello to my first make as part of the White Tree Fabrics blogger team. I'm really happy with it; perfect for autumn's (early) arrival here in Belgium. The pattern is V8977 and the fabric is red Ponti Roma. I was drawn to view C on the packet as I thought it was the type of item lacking in my wardrobe.
I sewed it up mostly on my overlocker (but my sewing machine was used for the darts, the front neckline pleat basting, the sleeve gathering, the neckline binding, and for attaching the back strap and the cuffs). It was also the first time I used my overlocker's blind hem foot. This tutorial greatly helped me work out how to use the thing.