When Hannah announced that she would be running OWOP this year, I knew that I wanted to take part. I'd loved taking part in 2014 when Jane hosted and I used the lady skater pattern. This time I decided to use the SoZo Dolores dress and top pattern. I already had 3 versions of the top made up, versions 1 and 2 can be seen here and I decided that this was the perfect excuse to give the dress a go. I can knock versions of this up in a about an hour, so I reached for this blue and red rayon knit that I had in my stash and got stitching. Scroll down for an exciting peek at it.
So how did my week turn out?
Day 1. I spent most of the day in my peacock Dolores top before changing into some glad rags for a wedding.
Day 2. After the wedding I went for a paddle on Margate beach in my yellow Dolores top. The water was really pretty warm.
Day 3. Peacock top again. It was at this point that I realised that I was going to have a problem as a heat wave had hit London and 2 out of 4 of my possible makes for this week had long sleeves.
Day 4. The hottest ever September day, I finally ventured out at about 7 to get a photo of my new dress.
Day 5. I enjoyed the sunshine at my local lido, wearing my Sew over it ultimate shorts and yellow Dolores top to cycle down there.
Day 6. I enjoyed the last of the summer sunshine again at the Lido and my dress was the perfect thing to throw on over the top of my swimsuit.
Day 7. The solution to my lack of hot weather apparel was obviously to make myself another Dolores top! This one was on my to make list but just got bumped up the list rather speedily! I bought this amazing stripey jersey when I was in Amsterdam. I love the varying stripes and it feels like everyone should have a stripey top in the wardrobe and somehow I didn't have one yet.