Hello fiends! I’m happy to be back with the Monthly Stitch and I’m delighted to share this unique and easy to make reversible dress with you! This is Lekala pattern 4545. Lekala patterns are made to fit your personal measurements, so it’s fun and easy to make a dress and know that it will fit just right. Still, there’s always a chance that minor adjustments might be necessary in regards to your personal preferences.
1000’s of styles are available at Lekala.co and new ones are added almost daily. Many of the newer patterns are free to test, just by signing up through Sewist.com. Sewist is the sister site to Lekala.co where sewists from all over the world share, post, and review their makes with other members. Both sites are free to join. I invite you to explore both sites, and try some of the free patterns. Lekala patterns are less than $4.00 and the PDF’s can be printed on a home printer or in wide-format at your local printers.
But back to Lekala 4545, the reversible dress. I think it would be a cute bathing suit coverup, or a work to out-for-drinks look. I can see taking it along on vacation when your packing is limited. Maybe on a cruise?
Choosing the fabric is key to a successful reversible dress. It can’t be to heavy, or prone to wrinkles. My test fabric is two coordinating seersucker prints. The two layers don’t feel too heavy and it’s wrinkle-free!
Here’s a simple tutorial: