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The fulwood shift dress by MIY Collection
October 30, 2017
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.
The best things about this pattern:
1. So comfortable to wear!
2. Can be adapted in a number of ways (optional cowl neck, pleats at front or back or gathered, turn back sleeves or not)
3. No fastenings to worry about sewing or doing up.