Dear Newsletter Recipients, this page is for your eyes only presently as these are Special Edition. When and if we make these available for everyone, I will change some of the text below of course.
I'm reiterating mostly what I said in the newsletter, so if you've read that already, skip this :-)
Before I explain more about them, I must first tell you that "Rosie's Linen Potato Sack Dress" just comes in O/S S-M (up to bust 39" or 99cm, actual measurement with measuring tape, not your bra-fitting size). For those of you who are close to that measurement, the best thing to do is measure with the undergarment on that you will be likely to wear with the dress. I really hope to develop the O/S L-XL size during my "September hols" as the neighbours are loving these (I would like to put a huge happy grin emoji here).
For our "Hola" holiday, we were in the Canary Islands (Spanish, but geographically off the NW coast of Africa). The specific island we were on is called Fuerteventura. The Canary Islands are quite a tourist destination for Europeans and we were lucky to be off the beaten track. Many high-end clothing stores catering to the tourists and SO much linen available and so many people walking around in what could be called linen "Potato Sack" dresses stylistically, but because of the linen fabric and the way it falls and shimmers when a person moves, a tent dress doesn't even look like a tent even when on a tiny woman, and even though they were all available just in one single very large size! The air movement within a potato sack is seriously liberating!!!!
It was my birthday (46) while we were there, so I might have justified getting one of these over-the-top-expensive because of the Euro dresses. I decided to wait, knowing that here at home waiting for me were so many beautiful colours of better linen to choose from, and ready to be made to spec! Just itching to get back into my workshop I was!
- a round neck (an inch lower front neckline than the linen tunics from June).
- stitched-on rounded pockets are higher on the torso and closer together than usual for DLD stuff, this adds some definition to the boxy shape.
- with cap sleeves.
- side seams that come down at a slight point so that the dresses look slightly longer at the sides of the bottom than in the middle of the bottom.
- same length as our bamboo dresses, falling between just below your knee and mid-calf, depending on your height and proportions.
And the final touch by "happy accident" - the option to have the dress with a bottom contrast in deep plum! So, you can choose a "solid colour" version or a "with deep plum contrasting bottom" version.
The deep plum is such an interesting match with our colours - except the lightest colours: pure white, sage, antique blue and smoky quartz which are not available with the contrast. Many people have said to me, oh I love that colour so much, but can't have it close to my face - this makes a perfectly positive solution, if you choose this option, when you look down, you'll see Deep Plum!
- Turquoise (after Spain, this beautiful bright colour was irresistible)
- Damp Concrete (this is the colour of not totally wet dark grey concrete, but slightly wet; medium grey with blue tones. It is in the family of the steel blue linen, but much greyer.)
- Shimmering Dark Green Olive
(btw, if anyone can think of better/alternate names for these beautiful colours, please email me!!) Oh and also, Beautiful Brown is out of stock in most items, but will come back in October, 2018.
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