Bring your own sunshine

Forget me not April dress in silk noil

I’m a big fan of a few indie pattern designers because their patterns just fit me with minimal adjustments. Also, they are full of surprises and interesting details I love. Forget Me Not Patterns is one of them! I own most of her patterns and have made each of the patterns more than once.

Jo recently released the April dress, and I fell in love with it straight away. The wavy seam pocket option is intriguing and I haven’t done it before, so I just need to sew them 😆. The flat skirt and gathered skirt options are also clever. You could create two unique styles with this pattern, not to mention the endless possibilities for colour blocking.

Forget me not April dress in silk noil

Forget me not April dress in silk noil

When I first saw it, I immediately think of the raw silk noil I got from A + R Fabrics a while ago. The original plan was for a Cielo top, but knowing me, the motivation to sew a plain white top is rather low, so it got pushed down the to-sew list. I might as well use it for this dress! I wanted to make a colour block version, so I ordered some more silk noil in mustard from Trin. The fabrics are so soft and perfect for this dress.

Forget me not April dress in silk noil

Forget me not April dress in silk noil

I made a size 32 in the small bust version. I graded the bodice to a 34 at the waist and hip, and cut a 34 skirt. The wavy seam pockets are so fun to make. If you follow the instructions you’ll get two perfect pockets. I had intended to make the gather skirt version but my fabric wasn’t wide enough 🤦🏻‍♀️, so this is the flat skirt version in the longer length. I also omitted the tucks in the waist, and made a rouleau loop and button closure instead of a hook and eye.

So here it is, I’m wearing a light summery dress in such miserable weather, but bring your own sunshine, I’d say. I like the A-line shape and the 70s vibe of this dress. I think it will look very nice with the Lichen duster, which is on the cutting table at the moment. I look forward to sewing it up and wearing it with my new April dress!

 

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