Marsala Linen Adeline

StyleArc Adeline Marsala Linen 2

This Adeline Dress is made from lovely marsala linen from The Fabric Store.

Nice fabric is generally a little on the expensive side (you get what you pay for), but the Adeline can be made from 2 metres of fabric. That’s pretty rare in plus size sewing. So rare it probably explains why there are 4 of these in my closet (and counting)!

StyleArc Adeline Marsala Linen

Check out these lovely versions from Meg, and Lara of Thornberry (I also love this amazing version made for her mum).

Size details: I sewed this in a straight size 22, and had originally planned on sizing down. However, the hem makes it quite difficult to get in and out of cars with much grace, so I wouldn’t want any less fabric around the bottom

Adeline in Scribble Rayon

StyleArc Adeline in Rayon 2

It was love at first sight with this scribble rayon fabric from The Fabric Store. I took it home not knowing that it would become an Adeline Dress.

Fortunately I had enough fabric remaining that I could also make a Peppermint Magazine Peplum!

Style Arc Adeline Rayon

I didn’t bother putting pockets in this dress, which always annoys me. However, since the rayon fabric has tightened with each wash, shrinking down the dress, there’s not substantially less room available inside the dress for the in-seam pockets that I would have added, so I suppose that’s a win.

Papercut Kochi Silk

I was originally inspired to make the Adeline after seeing some gorgeous versions from Meg, and Lara of Thornberry (I also love this amazing version made for her mum).

Size details: I sewed this in a straight size 22, and had originally planned on sizing down. However, the hem makes it quite difficult to get in and out of cars with much grace, so I wouldn’t want any less fabric around the bottom

Ethel Designer Top

Style Arc Ethel Top Cotton 2

These Ethel Designer Top from StyleArc (which I purchased as a set) isn’t something that I wear all that often.

I made the top well before I’d sewn any high-waisted pants, so it was a touch too short for me to enjoy wearing it with my jeans, and so it got pushed to the back of the cupboard for almost 2 years.

Style Arc Ethel Top Cotton

I’ve since discovered that the top works with a lot of my me-made clothes, and so I’m planning another version in delicious linen.


Sizing Details: I made this up in a straight size 22 and don’t think I’d ever bother grading since there are so many bits.