A Nod to Matisse Esme Dress

Matisse inspired Esme Dress by Ivy Arch

This wonderful printed cotton by Windham Fabrics is from designer Jan Avellana's first fabric collection for the brand. Her print designs in the A Nod To Mod range are inspired by artists including Henri Matisse and Alexander Girard, with graphic cut-out shapes and strong, flat colours.

A Nod To Mod fabric by Jan Avellana for Windham Fabrics

It would have been a shame to cut up this fabric too much, so Lotta Jansdotter's Everyday Style Esme dress provided a clean shape that would best showcase the pattern. I added two (essential) patch pockets here but carefully matched them so that they are almost invisible.

Spot the patch pocket

This clocks up to being my fourth Esme (see my third, a fleece version here) and I have no plans to stop making them just yet!
Everyday Style Esme Dress in Nod to Mod fabric made by Ivy Arch

It's still a little too cold to wear this dress without long-sleeved layering underneath but I know it will come into its own this spring and summer.

Matisse inspired print by Jan Avellana

Esme Dress by Ivy Arch