Farrow Dress

As you can see from these pictures, I very clearly ripped off, I mean, was inspired by Jen’s version of the Farrow made in the same Liberty Lantana.

I’m not known for my love of green, but I really love this Liberty Lantana from The Fabric Store. It’s much more substantial for wear in winter, and even though my dress is sleeveless, it will be just fine with either a tee under or a cardigan and coat. I spent quite a while cutting this fabric to ensure a nice centre front and back seam, then realised those little circles on the fabric weren’t uniform. So there was quite a bit of basting and unpicking to get a nice seam, which is a little off centre, but you can’t tell when I wear it.
The dress is simple and fits well. I’m a little concerned that the fabric doesn’t have enough drape. I took a side angle shot, which is horribly out of focus as Adele was operating the camera at the time, but it looks very triangle. Hopefully the fabric will soften a little more and drape better after a few wears.

I adore the pockets! The only change I made to the pattern was to use self bias instead of facings, which works just as well, and naturally I lengthened it a little.

I’ll definitely be making more Farrows in my future.