Iconic Patterns Dress #1306

Okay, catch up post number 2. Here I am with an incredibly seasonally inappropriate dress. Ha ha!! Actually if you're in the Southern Hemisphere, where this pattern originated, we're in good shape. 

I really don't know how I found this pattern, it must have been on Instagram. Having never made anything from Iconic Patterns before, I was a little bit hesitant, but the pdf was reasonably priced and I love the design, so I decided to just go with it.

Luckily, I was pleasantly surprised. The pdf went together really well, and while the instructions are a bit minimal, there is a bit of a sew along on the blog that was very helpful. 

Aren't those pockets cool? And the cute little cap sleeves?? 

I made a straight size 12, and then got a little ambitious with the shortening. I took 4 inches off the hem (what was I thinking!!), which ended up being about an 1.5" too much. But nonetheless, I still wore it this summer (with little shortie shorts underneath), and I think with a cardigan and leggings, and boots, it will work for the fall and winter too. 

This fabric is a stretchy cotton that I bought somewhere in London. Maybe Goldhawk Road, or maybe Walthamstow Market. To be honest, I'm not really sure, it's been in my stash for quite awhile. But I love the colours, and its lovely and soft.

Are you blinded by my super white legs? I made this dress back in July and took the photos a few days after I made it. We had a super hot and sunny summer, but I prefer to stay inside with the air-conditioning and my sewing machines. Can you tell? Ha ha!

Hope you guys are having a great Fall so far. I can't believe it's mid-October already!!! Where has the time gone??