Darling ranges dress

Like others have said, I love making and wearing dresses.  They are so easy to wear and to add layers to depending on the weather.  I chose the Darling Ranges dress by Megan Nielsen, my first time sewing one of her designs.

Darling Rangers Dress PDF Sewing Pattern

A friend gave me the fabric and although it’s a polyester (I did a burn test) it has a nice soft, silky feel and drapes beautifully.  I finished the seams by overlocking and the neckline with bias binding as the pattern said.  I love how tidy the binding looks compared to facings.

Darling ranges dress

I made the size medium with the following alterations:

  • Removed 1/2″ from top back seam for my narrow shoulders
  • Added 1/2″ to each side seam at bust – this is unusual for me, I normally don’t need to add extra here
  • Removed 1″ from each skirt side seam so about 4″ total, this was to reduce the fullness of the skirt to suit my figure
  • Added 6″ to the length (I am 5’8″ tall)
  • I didn’t put elastic in the sleeve cuff and I didn’t add the tie in the back

Darling ranges dress

I love how I can add a belt and dress it up or down.  I am really pleased I made this dress and have worn it lots already!

Darling ranges dress

The photos are taken in the Hamilton gardens, a beautiful place to visit 🙂

22 thoughts on “Darling ranges dress

  1. Really lovely! Think I’ll have to put this on my ‘to make’ list. Plus the Italian Renaissance garden is my fave 😉


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