My mum's shop looks like it'll be closing its doors after eleven wonderful years of free fabric and patterns (just for me, not for the public, that would be a rubbish business!!) and so I did the only fair thing and cleaned her out of oodles of pretty cottons for summer frocks.
As soon as the sun came out, I was at my machine (why oh why can we not work this all out in the winter so as to be poised in cuteness rather than madly running up dresses and hoping the sun won't disappear behind a cloud the next moment?) Above: discontinued Donna Karen Vogue pattern 1573
Below: New Look pattern 6156. A little bit on the bridesmaids side but I don't really mind. With flipflops and a big pink bandana it's perfectly swishable!