This week I started work again after the break. It has been exceptionally hot here in Australia with temperatures down south here hitting the high 30s (celsius). I usually park a couple of kilometres away from where I work to ensure I get my daily quotient of exercise in - I am definitely not a gym goer! I much prefer the fresh air, and my daily walk takes me through the parks and the lake. It's a lovely way to start and end each working day.
I consider myself lucky that I am not required to wear a suit to work, and therefore can pretty much wear what I like (to a certain degree). My criteria for work clothes are I must be able to walk or ride my bike in it. I don't tend to wear trousers as I am usually in my walking/gym shoes until I get to work, where I change into heels. Trousers without heels tend to drag on the ground whilst I walk to work, or get stuck in the chain of my bike.
With the high temperatures this week, I wanted to make a dress which ensure I stayed cool enough during my walk to work, and also be dressy enough for work. It also had to be easy to make as I wanted it and I wanted it NOW! So, I chose Butterick 4789 by Maggy London and made not one...but two of them!
Here is the one I wore yesterday.
I got a lot of compliments on the style and the colour at work. And it was cool enough to walk to and from work in as well.
I will post the other one I made at a later date. I didn't want to wear both of them in the same week, even though the prints on both were quite different. It's flattering and so easy to make that I think I make more in different prints! Do you do the same when you find a pattern you like?