Rosy Sews Modern Vintage 🌹 has written a Guest Blog for us….

Rosy has kindly provided some pictures of her fabulous Lotta and here is what she thought…

When Rachael asked me if I would like to try out this gorgeous Lady McElroy cotton poplin, I jumped at the chance! Lady McElroy fabrics are always delightful to work with…such gorgeous designs, vibrant colours and of course excellent quality! 

I really like this particular print.  Its called Plain Sailing and I love the nautical colour scheme of blue and white with splashes of red. It’s really contemporary and would work well in a modern wardrobe. However it does also remind me of some of the prints from the 1950s, so I felt it would be perfect for a vintage inspired dress! I chose the Tilly and the Buttons Lotta dress. I LOVE this pattern! With it’s simple bodice and full skirt, it gives a very nice 1950s inspired silhouette. Especially when worn with a cinch belt at the waist and a frothy petticoat underneath!

Rachael also sent me a metre of red piping. (You can find in her store too) So I added this to the patch pockets. The patch pockets are part of the existing pattern, so where the instructions show to fold the top of the pocket over to the front, I inserted a strip of piping and topstitched it in place. I’m really pleased with how it looks!  It adds an extra level of detail to what is a very simple dress.

I’m so happy with my finished dress! Its going to be great for wearing on summer days. I can dress it down with converse trainers for picnics and family BBQs or dress it up with heels and a pretty cardigan for special events.  Roll on summer!

Thank you so much Rosy 🌹 You can find Rosy on Instagram @rosysewsmodernvintage

I also stock another Lady McElroy Cotton Pesante Poplin with a nautical vibe which you can find here. It’s called Sail On and the piping is available in other colourways, including Sky which you can find here. Another new arrival is Skyfall Aqua which also has an on-trend bold botanical print – again this is a Pesante Cotton Poplin from Lady McElroy.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading Rosy’s thoughts and here are a few more detailed pictures of Rosy’s Lotta with some very nice styling inspiration indeed!

Rachael x