I'm so proud of my new dress, I'm even willing to pose for a photo to show it off! Last year I made the Lisette Portfolio tunic, and was very impressed with the beautiful pocket detailing. Unfortunately I chose a busy print and the detail got lost, so I thought about ways to accentuate it. I also wanted to try it on an old favourite pattern of mine, a dress from the Japanese book Sewing Talk. I thought about it for ages and as usual it took much less time to actually make it. I had to make new pattern pieces by combining the front panels and adjusting the pocket panel, but it wasn't as hard as it sounds. The fabric is a heavy printed linen I found at Fabricabrac last year and the piping is really just a folded strip of cotton cut on the bias. I made sure it was cut nice and straight so that the binding would be the same width throughout. Next time I might add a bit of width in the skirt part, so I can have my hands in my pockets without worrying about what my behind looks like!