What convinced me to buy Citronille’s Violette pattern a couple of weeks ago was not the drawing on the package, but this gorgeous linen version of it by Four Little Frogs. I first made the Violette in Liberty of London fabric, but last week I finally gave in to a persistent urge to make it in linen as well.
I used a left-over from solid grey linen I bought at Stoffenspektakel in Antwerp months ago, and I decorated it with gold textile paint. The skirt of the dress is not as wide as in the original pattern, which I regret, but I had to make do with the fabric I had.
For quite complex sew-technical reasons*, I used a blind zipper to close the back, instead of buttons.
The dots are painted by hand, not stamped. I still can’t believe I painted about 120 dots without screwing up!
* I hate sewing on buttons.