My MIL came to visit us last week and one of our cultural excursions was to none other than Highclere Castle, otherwise known as DOWNTON ABBEY!!!!!!! The castle is only 16 miles from our new place so we had to go, plus my mum and MIL like Downton as much as I do. After cream tea (tea with scones, jam and clotted cream) in the tea room, we did the tour of the house and gift shop (!) and then lunched in the gardens shaded underneath the trees.
Of course I couldn't miss the opportunity to photograph one of my makes, a Sewaholic Lonsdale. I used a neon green abstract floral quilting cotton I got on sale. I absolutely love the fit of this dress- I already bought the Saltspring to make next as the pear shaped sizing is perfect for me. I decided to cut a size 4, despite my measurements being a size 6, as the finished measurements would have been too roomy for my taste. I like to just knot the ties in the back as a bow won't fit underneath my denim jacket but it's great to have options.
Zeke approves of the ties for fiddling with, luckily the knot is secure!
The length looks great with heels but I do find it a little unflattering in flats (no pun intended?). I do want to make the maxi length if I can find a fabric with a nice drape that is affordable enough to buy the 3.4 metres it takes. I can't decide whether to make another flora, another lonsdale or trace out the saltspring. So instead I keep watching season 2 of Orange is The New Black!