Bess made up this sleeveless shirt using a fabulous eye print poplin cotton. The pattern is taken and amended from an old White Stuff shirt, the buttons are wiggly eye buttons but how long they will last is debatable as she keeps ironing over them!
As the poplin is very stable and Bess wanted the shirt as light as possible no interfacing was used apart from down the front placket so the button holes would be stabilised.
Whilst Bess lined up the front and back when cutting out no attempt was made to match the pattern. It actually does match where the yoke meets the back piece but that was an accident.
Elwen (our Saturday girl) wearing her designer printed poplin cotton princess line dress with three box pleats coming from the waist.
She says don’t look at the hem
(The hem is fine)
Fabrics and Notions:Designer printed cotton poplin #2823 22″ Concealed zip Mustard poly cotton bias binding
Pattern: Very Easy Vogue (discontinued)
Pauline made this delicious summery
watermelon print cotton up into this great a-line dress from McCall’s (M2401). The cotton is pretty lightweight (somewhere between a lawn and a poplin) and could have got away with no lining but Pauline went for the smarter option and lined it in cotton voile.
Green pussycat printed poplin weight cotton A-line skirt with neon rickrack and double elasticated belt. Made by Bess. Find more printed poplin cottons
Lucinda with a remake of her bias cut dress (seen first
here) using Boden flower printed cotton and worn with a lined red sand-washed silk poplin bolero.
Fabrics and Notions:
Boden printed cotton Cotton lawn lining (#1011) Invisible zip
Red sand-washed silk poplin Venezia lining Medium knitted interfacing
Dress pattern: 7798
Pam wearing her lovely French blue polka dot dress with piped seams and contrast collar and pocket flaps.
Fabrics and Notions:
Blue polka dot cotton
White cotton poplin White piping Invisible zip Lightweight knitted iron-on interfacing
Pattern: Simplicity 1882
Lulu wearing vintage Vogue dress made with swimmers printed cotton and pink linen bolero, all made by Jane.
Fabrics and Notions:Dress: Swimmers print cotton Riviera cotton lawn lining Cover buttons Covered belt Bias binding
Pattern: Vintage Vogue V2960
Pink Heavy Linen Swimmers print cotton Button Piping Cotton poplin Vintage Vogue dress and linen bolero Cotton poplin Vintage Vogue dress and linen bolero
Miaow wearing Boden spot cotton dress with white cotton detailing and bow at the back (made by Clair).
Fabric and Notions:Boden spot printed cotton White cotton poplin Zip Cover buttons Piping Ribbon Miaow wearing spotty cotton poplin dress
Olive Green spiro circle print Cotton Poplin Shirting
Olive Green turtle print Cotton Poplin Shirting
Mid Blue illustrated tiger print Cotton Poplin Shirting
White and Mid Blue sketchy sports car print Cotton Poplin Shirting
Yellow, Black and White banana print Cotton Poplin Shirting
Black, White, Red and Blue peacock feather print Cotton Poplin Shirting
Clover Pink, Jade Green, Periwinkle Blue and Russet Brown hydrangea floral print 97% Cotton 3% Elastane stretch Poplin Shirting
Red, Blue and Pink illustrated floral print Cotton Poplin
White and Black Hamlet skull print Cotton Poplin Shirting
Taupe Beige typographic pointy finger print Cotton Poplin Shirting
Grey and Black bowler hat print Cotton Poplin Shirting
Teal and Grey whippet dog print Cotton Poplin Shirting
Teal and Brown pointer dog print Cotton Poplin Shirting
Aubergine, Lilac, Brown and Blue brushstroke print Cotton Poplin Shirting
Indigo and Brown Beetle Bug print Cotton Poplin Shirting
Teal Green, Navy and Brown Beetle Bug print Cotton Poplin Shirting
Magenta Pink and Lime bugs/dogtooth print Cotton Poplin Shirting
White, Blue and Black evil eye print Cotton Poplin Shirting
Fawn and Navy Blue beetle print Cotton Poplin Shirting
Maroon and Denim Blue beetle print Cotton Poplin Shirting
Royal Blue and Multicolour bug print with dogtooth background Cotton Poplin Shirting
Black and Multicolour bug print with dogtooth background Cotton Poplin Shirting
Black, Orange and Grey goldfish print Cotton Poplin Shirting
White, Orange and Grey goldfish print Cotton Poplin Shirting
Charcoal and Mid Grey small geometric print stretch 97% Cotton 3% Elastane Poplin
Navy and Blue micro bot print Stretch 97% Cotton 3% Elastane Poplin
Chartreuse Green, Royal and Brown sausage dogs print fine Cotton Poplin Shirting
Navy Blue, Fuchsia Pink and Light Grey llama cats and dogs print fine Cotton Poplin Shirting
Navy Blue, Royal and Brown sausage dogs print fine Cotton Poplin Shirting
Jade Green, Fuchsia Pink and Light Grey llama cats and dogs print fine Cotton Poplin Shirting
Silver Grey and White big spot print Cotton Poplin
Chartreuse Green and Off-White big geometric spot print Cotton Poplin
Royal Blue and Off-White big geometric spot print Cotton Poplin
Peachy Pink and Off-White big geometric spot print Cotton Poplin
Red and Off-White big geometric spot print Cotton Poplin
Green and Multicolour tropical Islands floral and fauna print Cotton Poplin
Black heavy Cotton Poplin with White rubberised printed polka dots from LG
Black and Multicolour day of the dead print skulls Cotton Poplin Shirting
Navy and Ivory stencil rose floral print Cotton Poplin
Navy Blue and Aqua big spot print Cotton Poplin
Ivory and Charcoal bird sketchy print Cotton Poplin Shirting
Multi Greens rose floral digital print Cotton Poplin Shirting
Multicolour bright abstract floral digital print Cotton Poplin shirting
Navy Blue and Turquoise Liberty Archive art nouveau peacock feather print Cotton Poplin Shirting
Navy Blue geometric floral print Cotton Poplin Shirting
Dark Bottle Green geometric floral print Cotton Poplin Shirting
Marine Blue anchor print heavy Cotton Poplin Shirting – from a well respected American lifestyle fashion designer, rhyming with “Alf Warren”
The fabric is 140cm wide but there are water marks every so often near the selvedge and so the usable width is 112cm. The price is reduced to allow for this.
Navy Blue, Cream and Brown beagle dog print Cotton Poplin Shirting
Turquoise and Multicolour big abstract floral print Poplin weight Cotton
Lime Purple Pink floral print poplin weight Cotton Sateen
Pink purple and Turquoise floral print poplin weight Cotton Sateen
Black White and Multicolour conservatory floral print Cotton Poplin