Sunday was the 3rd one of the smockworks family to come to life. She took a while to get right, mainly to get the balance of the wave smocking so it was wearable. Not too heavy on the back. In a very early incarnation she featured hand lattice smocking front and back, but as beautiful as the technique is, it wasn’t right this time round, so we refined it, keeping our ‘smocks for grown ups’ mantra at the forefront. Here are four reasons to love her.
Her stunning smocked back panel
Sunday discreetly reveals her surprise as she turns away from you. I’ve been greeted with oohs and ahhs when I wear this – I even wore denim on Christmas Day. In a very nice restaurant. In Amsterdam. Heaven. The panel is smocked by one of our highly skilled makers, marked out on a grid system. The slight rigidity of the denim gives the smocking a beautiful texture and we’ve lined it so it’s comfortable to wear.
Her contrast top stitch
Sunday features the same colour topstitch on both the Indigo and Midnight colours. It’s a stunning burnt orange that I sourced in Japan. A hint of twin stitching on the pockets adds a subtle detail that brings the front of the dress to life.
Deep welt pockets so you always have something to do with your hands (like me in these pics). Essential features on every dress. Always.
Deep flattering V
Sunday started life known as the ‘V’. Deep enough to flatter, modest enough not to show all. No gaping, sits neat, with binding on the internal construction.
Beautifully shaped sleeves
Sundays’ sleeves embrace the volume of the smock silhouette with a double pleat detail to the sleeve head and hitting just below the elbow. Free to just do stuff. Easy no- nonsense dressing.
See Sunday here.