All Aboard The Linen Bandwagon {Megan Nielsen Sudley Dress}

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You’ve seen it around, haven’t you? Linen dresses, linen pants, awesome linen overalls (jumpers for my US friends, I think?) – usually worn by women with long, tangled, sun bleached hair dreamily looking off into the distance. Maybe on a beach, maybe wearing a big hat.

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I decided I might like a piece of that. Not that I look like the models, but since when has that stopped me? I ordered my olive linen from The Remnant Warehouse (it’s nice quality too, not too thin or stiff) recently and knew I’d pair it with the most simple of Sudley dresses. I scooped the neckline slightly and made it the same front and back. I used the 3/4 sleeves and have rolled them up and put a stitch in them so they stay put. The neckline is finished with bias facing and yes it has pockets, of course. The pattern itself has about eleventy billion combinations of sleeve length, waist length, neckline shape and skirt length variations.

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Oh yes. I was going to pare it right back. Simple as heck. That’s me, isn’t it? Just super minimalist. I can hear you laughing. No surprise that I’m not really digging this on me. I think it’s a grower. I love the dress pattern and have made it many times (please don’t mention the F word, every time someone says something about a garment being ‘flattering’, my internal feminist ranting starts up – why the hell I need to make my body look better for everyone elses viewing?). Rant aside, I think it’s the block colour and the actual colour. It’s very different for me.

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Will I wear it though? YES. It will be so nice to hang out in during summer and I might even add some tights and boots for winter. That might make it less high school art teacher chic for me (sorry art teachers, I know you’re out there and I love you).

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My kids were trying to photo bomb me by this stage, hence the crinkly nose laughing. Never a dull moment.

 

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5 thoughts on “All Aboard The Linen Bandwagon {Megan Nielsen Sudley Dress}

  1. I have completely fallen in love with linen and your dress is just gorgeous. Olive linen especially is at the top of my list. I have many plans for linen this coming summer (I’m in Canada) 🙂

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  2. Love it. Perfect for this weather too. Hot, cold, very hot. Will look good with a pair of leggings and flats as well? And maybe even a long sleeved T underneath? I actually made a black linen dress yesterday (a mashup of a Hot Patterns, Scout T and Yuki dress) and seeing this on you has given me all sorts of ideas to take mine into winter:) Thanks!

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  3. “please don’t mention the F word, every time someone says something about a garment being ‘flattering’, my internal feminist ranting starts up – why the hell I need to make my body look better for everyone elses viewing”

    Love this so much. You rock. When i havent been stuffed to shave my legs and i leave the house and feel weird i remind myself My body is not an object for other people to look at.

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