Faux linen

Posted on August 18, 2017 by Nikki Brooks-Revis

This summer has been all about breezy dressing in lots of linen and other warm temperature fabric.  So when I spotted this gorgeous medium weight twill on moodfabrics.com, I knew it would make the perfect dress. When you think of twill, you think of a fabric with a bit more structure so I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived and was nearly identical to linen.  It sews, irons and cuts like a great quality linen and it's even more beautiful in person.

My dress was made using the front bodice of Vogue7521 with the following alterations:

-Added 2 22"x2" adjustable back straps, attached by buttons

-Added a 30"l x 60" W pleated skirt to the bodice

Chandler's top was made using McCalls MP407 with the following alterations:

-Used inverted pleats instead of gathers to attach the peplum to the bodice

The shorts were self-drafted

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