I've seen a few made with this hot air balloons fabric popping up in the blogosphere, and this is the colourway I liked best, so when I saw it at Ally Pally last year I had to get some. I was running out of cash by the time I spotted it, so bought 1.5 metres with the plan of pairing it up with some plain fabric. I don't remember now whether I already had the yellow cotton in my stash or whether I bought it after the balloons fabric, it came from the Fancy Silk Store in Birmingham and I'm not entirely convinced that it is 100% cotton. Doesn't matter though because I love the colour. Since the balloon fabric has rather a large pattern repeat I decided to do a gathered skirt and not worry about pattern matching. Same skirt as for my Dotty Anna actually, two widths (58") of fabric with one cut up the middle for the zip at the back. Although I think this one is a little bit shorter. Why I felt the need to make such a summery dress in December I don't know, I haven't actually worn it yet, but once the weather warms up a bit it's going to get quite a bit of wear I think. The pattern is of course Elisalex.
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