Dandy & Rose

Bespoke Western Shirts, Handmade in England

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Measuring up for a summer dress

The postman just knocked on the door, delivering a piece of Liberty print that I had bought for me, just me!

I’m a sucker for anything that’s a play on┬átape measures… I’ve got a t-shirt with a trompe l’oeil tape measure round the neck, a leather tape measure bracelet… and now this:


It’s called ‘Chris’. I saw it online, on a day when I had been wearing a favourite dress from this pattern, Butterick 5846:

B5846 drawing

That’s one of the best things about sewing… being able to find a pattern you love and make it up again and again in different fabrics. This time there will be lots of piping!