For Christmas 2020 I gifted my mum some fabric that I knew she'd like and the promise to make her whatever she wanted.
The first was easy; The red fabric should be a Gallery Dress
Ages ago I gave her this one that I'd made and she liked it enough that she wanted another just the same. Very straightforward.
The fabric is a lovely midweight jacquard cotton/linen that feels like a heavy double gauze. I bought both fabrics from Potter & Co in Perth and was very pleased with them.
Having bought, and gifted 3m of each I did get to keep the remnants and so A has these shorts to match.
The second garment required a few months deliberation. My mum knew she wanted it to be a pull on dress, with sleeves, but not much more than that. We looked at various patterns and eventually I chopped up some bedsheets and made muslins of Butterick 6567, The Liesl + Co Cappuccino dress and the Style Arc Hope dress
None of them were right, although I'm tempted to make the Butterick one for myself (and am I the only person to have sewn a Hope dress and not liked it?). And so I set to the task of turning the block of the Gallery dress into something with the visual appearance of the cappuccino dress.
There's a blog post over at Oliver + S where I show, roughly, how to do just that. Here's the link
A full twelve months later it was nice to see the dresses on my mum.