Kevin Liberty fabric was based on the celestial ceiling art in the hallway at Mount Stuart in Scotland. The constellations in the print were hand drawn in white and grey chalks on black paper to create a conversational starry night.
There is something about wearing this fabric that makes me want to pull out the latest trash magazine and read my horoscope!
Anyway, now to the important part, the dress. The dress comes in two versions, the one I tested has a gathered neck tied with binding, an elastic waist and raglan sleeves. I love a short dress with long sleeves, even in summer, so the choice for me was obvious! I think that it would be trivial to replace the elastic waist with the ribbon tie which is used in the summery version. Of course raglan sleeves provide such an opportunity for colour blocking. And for pocket lovers, there are pockets!
Lizzie is having a giveaway of the pattern so pop over there, not only to see her great version but enter in the giveaway. Well, just a few more days of holidays for me now and I'll be back in Australia next week, where I hope to start on some new garments for 2015!