2 April 2021
Hey there! How are you? Long time no see! I know, I’m not very consistent with this blogging lark!
I have made a few things and actually have photos of most of them now, so look out for more blog posts over the next few months.
I chose a fairly stiff linen which I though would be perfect for this pattern. I pre-washed it and it was a dream to work with. However, when I put the finished garment on, it seemed as though it was a bit too stiff.
But after taking these photos, I wore it to town one day and I found that the stiffness reduced a fair amount. This made it very comfortable to wear and I even received a few compliments from complete strangers! (But this is the sort of thing which happens in small town New Zealand anyway.)
So let’s talk about the pattern. I wanted a loose fitting dress I could wear in the hot weather. I stumbled across this pattern and loved the loose fit, the interesting pleat at the back, and that it looks stylish. Oh, and it has pockets!!! Being designed by a New Zealand designer was an added bonus for me!
The pattern instructions were great and the drafting perfect. I love it when notches actually match up!
I officially love The Sewing Revival pattern company! They state that they design “patterns easy enough to ensure success and different enough to celebrate.” This is so true – there is something a little different in each pattern, but they are easy to make.
- I fall exactly into one size – I normally have to grade between 2 or even 3 different sizes.
- The designs are interesting.
- NZ designer.
- 1cm seam allowances – much easier to sew.
- Great drafting – the pattern pieces fit together perfectly, notches line up, etc.
- Clear instructions.
- Quick and easy to make (the two patterns I’ve made so far have been and the instructions for the next pattern I’m going to make are looking good as well!)
- There aren’t too many notches – I hate patterns which have notches for no reason.
All in all I’m very happy with my hot weather dress which I can throw on and feel as though I’m dressed up, but still be comfortable.