When Stylearc Adeline was released, it became very popular, very quickly to the point that my blog roll became quite clogged with them for a while there.
Even though, the style falls outside my normal comfort zone, I was immediately drawn to it because of the high low hem and the design of the bodice. I had just the fabric in my stash as well. The fabric is linen that I bought from Fabric Vision off their sale table last summer. It is just a little heavier than shirting weight so options for dress styles were quite limited. I was a little concerned though, that I could end up with a very red, boring sack. It was Lara's version though that convinced me of what I needed to do. I must admit, I have completely copied Lara here and topstitched my neck facing and hem facing in contrasting blue thread using the triple stitch on my sewing machine. I also used the selvedge detail on my pockets. I chose royal blue because of the fine royal blue thread that ran down the selvedge.
I think the pocket detail and topstitching are my favourite things about this dress. I wish I could have been a bit more original. If you are reading this Lara, I hope you don't mind!
My new dress is a great addition to my early autumn wardrobe. I just hope it gets a few more outings before the weather cools down much more.