Fledgling Dress: Lisette Portfolio – Simplicity 2245

Fledgling dress by Ivy Arch: Simplicity 2245

Brighton's brilliant budget fabric emporium Fabricland has produced some fabulous fabrics in their Hill-Berg range recently. This bird print Tweet Tweet heavy linen-look cotton is great! It reminds me of a miniature version of a beautiful Minä Perhonen print design. 

Bird print fabric at Fabric Land, Brighton

It's the same type of fabric as the Cake Stand heavy cotton I made a Lisette Portfolio dress from in January, and the weight of the material really suits the Portfolio dress. As before I chose a soft needle corduroy fabric for the neck and sleeve trim but this time made the sleeves a few centimetres longer, so that they finish on the elbow.

Lisette Portfolio dress by Ivy Arch

As an experiment I embellished the small square panel with hand-stitched lines of coloured embroidery cotton.
Ivy Arch Fledgling Portfolio dress