My Pur Jus Dress – self drafted Linen Dress

Finally the Pur Jus Dress i have called this.  Made from EmmaOneSock  softest linen ever.   Drafted a pattern to reflect tucks, darts and curves that go well with linen fabric.  I loved the fabric so much that I bought the other colourway – grey shades.

linen dress. softest ever

Made a form of twisted neckline, i liked the way it turned out, the pressing makes it permanent.  Armholes with facing.

Pur Jus4

Loads of darts for a bit of shape.

Pur Jus dress

Darts made ‘inside out’ for some fun. I eventually placed some ‘floating’ pockets on the side where the side front panel sat. Haven’t taken that photo yet…Pur Jus dress2


Winter Tunic

Winter Tunic Front

Winter Tunic Front

I drafted a new tunic and started making it right away.  Too impatient for a mock-up, I feel along the way to keep it flowing and it all matched up very well. Five different fabrics in total but equally as balanced right through.  Black fabric is Marcy’s Black Parisian Microfiber Knit, with black eyelet pleather edging.

Side view with MacBeth Bamboo from Marcy

Side view with MacBeth Bamboo from Marcy

Side view with missoni-ish print

Side view with missoni-ish print

Winter Tunic Back

Back View with large spot

The pocket was machine stitched from the inside. I used lingerie FOE (fold over elastic) for the top edge.

Winter Tunic Volcano Knit pocket

Pocket in Marcy’s Volcano Knit

I finished the neck edge with the same fabric as one of the sleeves – completing in a fiddly ‘twisted band’ effect.  First time i’ve managed to do this in a WIDE band.

Winter Tunic Twisted Band

Twisted Neck Band

I’m going to cut a length from the stripe for a scarf. Will wear this with black boots back in Perth – winter of course!