Avant Garden Dot Spot Esme Dress

Esme dress in Avant Garden Dot Spot by Ivy Arch

The Dot Spot fabric I've used to make a second Esme dress is part of MoMo's Avant Garden collection for Moda. I bought it in the sale at Worthing's Eclectic Maker fabric shop last Saturday. The repetition of circles on a red background reminds me of Yayoi Kusama's polka dot art (Kusama says polka dots are a way to infinity), and I love the texture of this linen/cotton mix fabric.

MoMo's Avant Garden Dot Spot fabric for Moda

The pockets are cut from another fabric in the Avant Garden range left over from making this Tova dress a year ago.

Avant Garden Fantasia pocket - perfectly practical and fabulous

Lotta Jansdotter's Esme works just as well in a heavier weight fabric, and my second version of it fits me as perfectly as the first. The fabric's bold spotted pattern design really comes to life when cut and sewn into three dimensions.

Avant Garden Esme dress

Relentless rain and grey skies of the past few days have made it difficult to get a good enough photograph of the dress, but I can assure you that this Esme is even bolder and brighter in real life!

Ivy Arch's Avant Garden Dot Spot Esme dress