Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle… [Eliza M Vintage – Eva Wiggle Dress!]

Here’s my entry to the “New to Me” contest. It’s the Eliza M Eva “Wiggle” Dress. The pattern came free with issue 6 of Love Sewing magazine last year. It’s the only pattern I own of Eliza M, but I have seen some other nice ones I may have to buy!

Eva Wiggle Dress

Of course the fabric is blue and white to tie in with my non-intentional blue and white themed month! (I made the blue and white stiped dress and the blue and white spotty skirt earlier this month!)

Anyway, back to the dress.

Eva Wiggle Dress

I sewed this up in no time at all. The construction is really straightforward – which is good as the pattern’s instructions are incomplete; they don’t even tell you to sew the facings to the dress; they skip straight to trimming and clipping the seams!

eva dress instructions

With no seams to finish as it’s sewn with knit fabric (I used a ponte roma to be precise) and only four pattern pieces, it was a breeze.

Eva Wiggle Dress

I do really like the finished dress. It almost fits me straight out the envelope; I just had to take in the back seam a bit as it was gaping at the top.

Eva Wiggle Dress

The only change I made to the pattern was to omit the zip, which should be at the centre back. With such a stretchy dress I don’t see the need for a zip! Next time I will cut the back piece on the fold.

Eva Wiggle Dress

I do really like the waist darts (which are called and drawn as bust darts in the instructions just to confuse you); they give the dress a nice shape.

Eva Wiggle Dress

Oh, I didn’t even attempt to pattern match because it’s impossible with the shape and size of fabric I used. I don’t think it matters anyway; the whole finished look is sketchy (not in a bad way) which I like! I quite like how the back is lighter than the front.

Eva Wiggle Dress

I’m off to pick some strawberries… meanwhile you may hop over to my blog, After Dark Sewing! 😛

Beth x

31 thoughts on “Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle… [Eliza M Vintage – Eva Wiggle Dress!]

  1. Pingback: Announcing the winners of the New To me contest! | The Monthly Stitch

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