I am entering the Simplicity Star Sewist Competition using their New Look pattern number 6145. It is made up in a fine linen from MacCulloch and Wallis at 25-26 Poland Street, London W1F 8QN. The linen is a blue and grey check and the pattern has been carefully matched throughout. It is interfaced with a fine muslin at the neck, cuffs and button bands.
There is one pocket on the right side, set at an angle, positioned to just cross over the side seam. This is cut on the bias to contrast with the straight lines of the dress and has a trim of piping in a blue/green silk.
There is a small kick pleat in the centre back seam.
I changed the neckline into a shallow V shape.
I put buttons down the centre back to the waist, including a smaller button and loop at the top.
The sleeves have been cut with length enough to form a neat cuff .
The silk is also used to bind some of the raw edges on the wrong side of the dress giving a finer finish.