Have you seen the Lisette range by Simplicity? In case you haven't already discovered, Lisette is the Mummy label to the simply stunning childrens range Oliver + S. I have been checking in regularly at the Lisette blog for some time now and coveting the patterns I just couldn't decided which one to get. Anyway one of the blog posts just happened to mention that Spotty was going to be the official Australia stockist. So off I dashed and in true spotty style I dug amongst piles of horrid fabrics until I found what I was looking for.. rolls and rolls of beautiful Lisette fabrics, so hard to choose from. The patterns were a mess and no one knew where they were so I managed to hunt down a junior staff member and manipulate them into letting me riffle through the pattern stock draws until I found what I was looking for. I have such a love hate relationship with you Spotlight.
|I settled on the "Passport" Dress and Jacket pattern|
and a couple of meters each of this funky blue and pretty red.
|The fabric is beautiful to sew and the pattern was easy to follow.|
I added an extra one inch band of fabric between the bodice and the skirt as
I am long waisted and look a bit peculiar without an extra panel in the middle.
I really like it, very comfy and sits quite well despite my dodgy zip. I can't wait to make the blue one now.