Bring on the Buffet Dress (and sandals)
One of the first challenges in the latest series of Sewing Bee was to design and make a Buffet Dress. The long, flowing frock with a relaxed shape that became a lockdown hit. Over the mini-heatwave this last week, I’ve pumped up the volume and opted for a big dress from Cotton Conscious. The joy of Peak Waftiness! (In fact, this is so wafty, I usually hold it in place with a cross-body bag). As someone who prefers faff-free simple silhouettes, I’ve never considered the gathered, flouncy style of many summer dresses to be my thing, and so it’s taken a while to get my head around going big. But you don’t know until you try – and embracing easy-breezy frocks is a surefire of way of keeping your cool.
Photo: Claire Pepper