I've just finished Pauline Alice's latest pattern, the Malvarosa. What can I say, I'm a sucker for a drop waist so when this was released I was very quick to buy it.
From the Liberty website:
This collection was Inspired by William Morris’ poem; ‘Iceland First Seen’, the Liberty design team travelled to Iceland on an exploration of the senses in search of their own ‘Earthly Paradise’. A sense of sight, the most complex of all the senses, is what took the team there. 'Iceland first seen' was written by Morris depicting his feelings for this wild Northern landscape, a fitting title for a series of designs inspired by sight. Ranga shows a townscape of hand painted Icelandic buildings.
The Malvarosa is a lovely simple pull on (no buttons, no zipper yay!) dress in either short or 3/4 sleeves. For this version, I' chose the short sleeves, but I'm keen to give the longer sleeves a go. The sleeves on this are very cute and have a sweet little built in 'cap' which is part of the bodice pattern.
Both the neck and arms are finished with facing. I put in a few stitches to hold them down as there is a risk that they flap out.