Gis a Flat White!

This brown number started off looking very different.  The fabric was the pale colour and softness of chamois leather (superfine needlecord from Fabric House) which I’d picked out to make an improved version of my Anna Hack, this time without the waist seam.  The pattern-drafting worked out ok but I was then visited by the Muse of Shite  who inspired me “to add interest to the design” by putting brown contrasting bands onto the sleeves.   

And as my project neared completion, I kept wondering why it was giving off such bad vibrations…  Was it that my dress-to-be looked like a cleaning lady’s overall?!  


No, I realised I’d made myself a coffee-shop uniform!  Luckily, I had some brown left in my cupboard-of-dye and so quickly drowned my shame till it came out kind of neutralised? 

But I still wear this, hearing voices in my head:

“Oi!  Ba-RISTAH!!”

15 thoughts on “Gis a Flat White!

  1. It looks a little like the colour of Galaxy chocolate which can’t possibly be a bad thing and it fits you like a dream too. The Muse of Shite is often to be found in my workroom where it generally ends up meeting the Ripper of Seams.

  2. Looks great and now i understand what you were saying the other night. This was the creamy needle cord you bought when we were out. I didn’t realise you had dyed it. It’s fabulous.

  3. Ha ha ha! I think the dress looks lovely, nice and autumnal in the brown. But, I have a make that reminded me of your post. I made a simple tunic top and chose the wrong fabric, (drape and colour) and it ended up looking like a surgeon’s smock from the 70s. I still can’t wear it to this day. I use it for jammies. but, your dress, definitely needs to be worn outside. Here is the link to my surgeons uniform if you want a laugh. 😉

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