Thursday, 19 December 2013

The Onion Dress

Stylish Dress Book: Dress T, with onions

This onion fabric was purchased on a peri-menopausal whim. I spied it in Worthing's soon-to-be defunct Sewing Machine Shop, hidden away downstairs with the quilting fabrics. I love it! Called Eat Onions it's 100% cotton and is produced by Makower UK
Eat Onions fabric, Makower UK

Makower's fabrics are intended for patchwork and quilting but they have such delicious designs I can only imagine them for clothing. Eat Onions is the same superb quality as the Tape Measure and Cotton Reels fabric I made this skirt from. It hangs well, washes and irons beautifully and returns to form.

Stylish Dress Book onion dress: T

The sewing pattern is an old favourite from Stylish Dress Book volume 1. It's letter T, the first dress I ever made from a Japanese sewing book and a design I have now made several times – always a winner! 

with extra onions


  1. Great dress. It looks almost floral in the long shot! Great colours, though not sure I would be brave enough to wear onions! You look fab in it though. I haven't got volume 1, think my library is lacking.

  2. You MUST put Stylish Dress Book 1 on your Christmas list! I'm sure you'll love it - it's still my favourite book in the series.

  3. I shall add it to my wish list though I may have left it a little late.


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