If you live in the UK like myself, i'm sure you share that same feeling of uncertainty towards the climate when it reaches this time of year. If you live in a place that has definite seasons or guaranteed months of sunshine then I tip my invisible hat to you.
As I write this there is a bright gleam of sunshine streaming through my window, which is wonderful. But I'm still reluctant to leave the house without thick tights & boots. Over the past few years in the UK our seasons seem to have shifted, with our warmest months being in April/May and again in September/October, our typical 'summer' months are usually filled with horrid rain.
Why am I moaning about the weather you ask? Besides it being quite a stereotypical thing for a Brit to do, I'm left wondering if the past few years of English weather have taught me anything, maybe I should reorganise my sewing queue and start sewing things that are typically 'summery'?
With this is in mind & the sunshine as my inspiration, I've decided to sew my first new summer dress for this year.
The pattern I've chosen is something I picked up for £1 in my local charity shop, Style 4151 from 1973.