Slow Sunday Iris in the City

I always keep my eyes on what Julie is sewing as it is always stylish and she often introduces me to new pattern companies and so another new French sewing company to catch my eye through Julie is Slow Sunday Paris. For me the aesthetic coming out of the French designers is hard to beat! The Iris immediately appealed to me however, not being a PDF pattern it took a little while to arrive.

In the meantime, I had purchased from Miss Matatabi hot of the press, Rifle Paper co for Cotton and Steel, 'City' in navy and gold so it sat waiting for the pattern to arrive. The gold in this fabric is fantastic! I was worried that it would fade after a wash but so far so good. The gold is as luminous as it was when it arrived. The fabric feels stiffer to me than a voile but I like it.  
Eventually the fabric and pattern were united and I was able to sew this up last weekend.  The pattern instructions have pictures, but is all in French and I admit to a lot of 'winging it'.
The pattern has no darts, drop sleeves and a facing so the only slightly tricky bit is the bottom of the sleeves which also have a facing to allow for the ties.  I was worried that mine were a bit untidy but given you knot the fabric it all works out. It was hard to get a photograph of the sleeves, but there is a cute little tie there. 
All in all a most satisyingly easy summer make and one that I will probably make again. 

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