I'd been dreaming about this dress long before it was made. I knew it had to be linen - black or maybe in dark blue like the juice of blackberries which are growing high above our road, unreachable and dusty.
The plan for the dress was to make it quite long - about halfway between my knees and ankles. I was thinking of the upcoming winter, and imagining how warm and comforting it would be to wear with tights, cardigan, etc.
The bodice is lined with cotton lawn - the kind that I might have had a dress from as a small girl - and the pockets are too. I do rather like making my own clothes, and choosing all the details like that.
In the middle picture you can see it billowing around in the Wellington wind.
Speaking of making clothes, I recently acquired the new Lotta Jansdotter book Everyday Style, and that has inspired me to make some clothes to wear to work. I'll share that book with you next time...