I have made 2 versions of the Fulwood by MIY collection. It is a great over- the- head casual semi- fitted garment that can be adapted in many ways to make it your own.
The outdoor pic above is me in Tuscany- on one of the best holidays EVER! (beautiful scenery, swimming, wine, pasta, olives!) It was a very mild autumn half term holiday and in fact very hot at times during the day. This was a perfect outfit for the season. I used a very lightweight cotton shirting from Goldhawk road which was ideal for the garment in terms of comfort and appearance. It also has the look of a light linen in the way it creases. I gathered the skirt part to the bodice and prefer this casual look to the sharp pleated version below.
This is such a great 1960s floral print fabric that I had to use it for one of my quirky little characters.
Having worked on some mermaid toys recently, also with vintage fabrics I thought it might be fun to include some sea creatures to the collection. The texture of this linen along with the bark cloth vintage fabric works perfectly. Stuffing the curly tail was the biggest challenge with this project!