Not my usual colour-scheme, this seersucker gingham was love at first sight, but I wish past me had purchased maybe 30cm more fabric!
This is the Muna and Broad Huon Shirt & Dress!
I’ve been rushing against the clock to finish this dress before the end of Huon Week, and house-sitting and other work almost meant that I missed my entirely arbitrarily set deadline! The hidden placket here removed a lot of stress and the buttonholes were actually the first thing I sewed here, and even though they were a little bit ugly, I just left them because they’re not visible on the final garment.
The darkest blue checks here have a subtle seersucker which adds a lovely texture to the dress in person, but which is a little bit imperceptible in these photos. If I’d had just a little bit extra fabric then I would have cut out the long sleeves. Because of fabric constraints I cut cropped long sleeves, and gathered them into a binding just below the elbow. The proportions looked really off, but I didn’t have enough fabric to cut the short sleeve bands. So, I tried fininishing the edges of the arm-hole with binding (looked ridiculous), and eventually ended up cutting out my short-sleeves so they have a seam at the shoulder (did you notice)?
I made Size E for this Huon, which matches to my bust measurement. I think that if I had my time over, I’d actually print the F or G (which matches better to my hip measurement) so I could be even more luxurious clothed in big-old-gathers.
Happy Huon Week!