I've been a bit laid back about the Outfit Along; it's a really great idea, and has focussed my colour choices slightly, but I found that there was way too long to do it in - I'm very quick when I sew; because my time is limited, I like to get as much done in a session as possible.
I've already worn the dress out a couple of times; to a wedding, to a party and to my WI meeting, where I also wore the cardigan, and was just far too hot. I think the heat here in London is prohibiting wearing knitted items.
I was recognised by someone off Instagram when I bought this fabric. How weirdly modern. The whole lot is from John Lewis.
They match pretty well, don't they. I thought I'd maybe make the cardigan orange, but actually the blues go really well together. The dress pattern is the Anna dress, which is superb and very easy to follow - French seams on the shoulders, get me. I didn't make any alterations to the cardigan, except I picked up fewer stitches; I always slip the first stitch off each row, so I picked up 1 stitch for every other row, which works well. Everything else was as written.
There are more lovely outfits here. An Anna dress pattern can be bought here. A Myrna cardigan pattern can be bought here. I absolutely love the keyhole pattern at the back of the neck. I may well try to add one to my knitted Coco, once I get off my bum and get on with that.