Whoops! Running a little late with this one, but we’ll let that slide, right?! 😉
Anyways – look! I made a dress!
This is the Sway dress from Papercut Patterns. It’s a simple tent dress pull-on style with a scoop neckline on one side and a vee neckline on the other. You can wear it either way ’round, so you get to switch up the neckline depending on how you feel on the day. 😉 It’s got side seam pockets, and a tie belt that you can use to cinch it in at the waist (or leave it hanging free, depending on your preference).
Admittedly it’s not my usual style, but when I fell in love with this gorgeous floral viscose from Minerva Crafts, I went searching for a pattern to make it up in. Something that was good for drape, and had big enough pieces that the lovely large floral print wouldn’t be cut up too much… Hmmm… The Sway dress jumped out at me, and straight to the top of my sewing queue!
It’s a nice and easy pattern to make up. The armholes and neck are finished with an all-in-one facing, which gives a beautiful clean finish on the inside. Because of the width of the dress, you really do need to follow the instructions to let it hang for quite a while before hemming. (So much bias drop, haha!)
It’s also a perfect fabric-pattern combination for travelling in – the loose cut makes it super comfy, and the viscose means you can just chuck it in your suitcase then shake it out when you get to your destination. (Evidence – photos taken on my recent trip to Hungary to visit very good friends. This dress pretty much immediately became my go-to travel outfit, haha!)
There’s some more details over on my blog for those interested.
Happy (belated) Frocktober everyone! Hope you’ve got your shoes ready for the November challenge. 😉