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This dress ... in light denim?

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fruitscone Wed 09-Dec-15 17:18:31

I like the look of this dress. It is described as a summer dress and recommended material is 'light weaves'. Could I get away with a finer denim. Not heavy jeansy but a bit firmer than chambray. I want something a bit more wintery for wearing with a long sleeved t shirt underneath.

This will be my first dress. Am I nuts?

Dutchoma Wed 09-Dec-15 20:05:59

Not at all. Light denim should be fine. Check the measurements carefully if you want to wear it over something.

lavendersun Wed 09-Dec-15 21:07:00

Looks lovely and absolutely. Styling reminds me of Merchant and Mills.

I seem to only make M&M stuff for myself these days. The Camber dress a bit similar and I have made that in everything from cotton lawn to harris tweed.

fruitscone Wed 09-Dec-15 21:29:37

Thanks Dutchoma for the reassurance!

Hi lavendersun - you have give me some good advice in the past! I have been browsing the Merchant and Mills patterns and love the look of them. I have had my eye on the Dress Shirt for ages. But I worry I am too chunky for their designs. Somehow I picture sylph-like Kate Moss types in their clothes. I don't really fit that bill!

fruitscone Wed 09-Dec-15 21:30:20

OK the pattern is ordered. Material next.

lavendersun Wed 09-Dec-15 21:36:55

Lovely fruitscone - we will look forward to the photos!!

I love simple unfussy designs in natural things ... I am old and crumpled but who cares grin.

p.s. I am definitely not Kate Moss like.

SecretBondGirl Sun 20-Dec-15 16:52:18

fruitscone how do you order that dress pattern from UK?

fruitscone Sun 20-Dec-15 17:54:42

SecretBondGirl I live in Germany. I am sure if you emailed the shop Schnittreif, they would tell you if they would mail to UK. There are instructions (brief) in German. I would be happy to translate them if you need it. Send me a PM if so.

SecretBondGirl Sun 20-Dec-15 20:43:12

Thanks Fruitscone. I have a go at emailing them and see if my Olevel German is up to the job

fruitscone Mon 21-Dec-15 11:17:27

If you need help with the German let me know!

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