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Roberts Collection Dungaree Dress

Marilla Walker Roberts Collection View C

Just a quick post, as I’m currently busy enjoying myself on holiday in New York. Me and Phil stopped off in Reykjavik for three nights on the way here, and are going home via a brief stop in Boston. It’s my first time visiting both Iceland and the US, and I’m having great fun exploring.

I’m in my hotel presently, having reached the point where I needed to rest my weary feet for the night, so thought it would be an opportune time to post a recent project.

Marilla Walker Roberts Collection View C

I love Marilla Walker’s aesthetic, and am always excited by her pattern releases (and also her amazing personal knitting projects) as I think she has a really unique style amongst indie pattern designers. I’ve previously sewn her Maya and Ilsley patterns,will get around to Alice and Freemantle at some point, and bought the Roberts Collection on release.

Marilla Walker Roberts Collection View C

This is View C, the dungaree dress option. I fall between sizes 1 and 2 in the sizing chart, but was able to size down as there’s a fair bit of ease built into the pattern. As a result of the ease, and the fact that the denim I used had a bit of stretch, I was also able to remove all fastenings (the pattern includes a side fastening & strap fastenings) to save some time during construction. As much as I enjoy sewing, I still can’t help racing to the finish line!

Marilla Walker Roberts Collection View C

The fabric is a medium weight denim which I purchased from SewBox at the Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts show in Birmingham last November. I forgot to take a close-up photo of the fabric, which features a small daisy print.

In this medium-weight fabric, I find that the dress does hang quite stiffly and sits away from the body; personally I like it, but if you’d prefer a closer fit, a fabric with more drape might suit better.

Marilla Walker Roberts Collection View C

At the risk of sounding like I spend all of my time on holiday, these photos were taken in Cornwall, during a recent weekend away in Cawsand and Kingsand. I work at a University so do receive a decent number of holiday days, but have pretty much used up my holiday allowance for the current academic year now!

Marilla Walker Roberts Collection View C

P.S. the knitted hat in the photos is my Luca Pom Hat.