The Hemingway Cappuccino Dress

Cappuccino dress in Hemingway Design Tulip fabric

Did I need an excuse to make another Cappuccino dress? I'm blaming the hot early summer weather we've been enjoying and these gorgeous pink and green fabrics from Hemingway Design.  I spied them in Brighton's Ditto Fabrics and had a hard time choosing between the delicious range of colours in Hemingway Design's vintage-inspired collection of cotton poplins. The yellow Wonky Maze print was tempting and the duck-egg Texture and Twigs fabrics divine, but I snapped up some Tulip in both green and pink varieties. It has clusters of small tulip flowers on a background that looks like it's been hand drawn with felt-tip pens.

HemingwayDesign Tulip dressmaking fabric

It's surprising that Gerardine and Wayne Hemingway haven't produced fabrics for dressmaking before – I still think wistfully about the brown and beige retro print carpet bag I bought from Red or Dead's Covent Garden shop a quarter of a century ago. Their textile range for Makower is superb quality and an absolute gift to dressmakers, buy a metre or two if you can!

Liesl + CoCappuccino dress, handmade by Ivy Arch

These photographs really don't do the colours justice, the green is bright and much more vivid in real life. However I've been wearing the Hemingway Cappuccino dress as much as I can to make sure as many people as possible benefit from seeing this fantastic fabric.

Ivy Arch green tulip Cappuccino dress