Style Sew Me just released the Connie Dress pattern. I knew that this dress would have been really cute in one of my Ankara prints but then I remembered that I had these blue suede pumps and the perfect twill stretch that matched those bad boys. So there it was, I would use my solid twill fabric and the matching blue suede pumps.
I added matching piping to the dress along with a fabric belt and gold trimmings to bring a little life into this solid dress.
Pattern Sizing: 0-14
Per the measurements Mori would fit into a size 8-10 so me being the person who hates sewing a muslin, I was like I will cut a 12 and if I have to downsize there won’t be any issues. Well there was no need to worry about sizing because the would have 8 fit her spot on. How do I know this if I cut out a 12 you ask? What had happened was it was too big and I took the top apart and cut out the 10 and that was a little big, that’s how I found out. I will make her another one because she really likes the dress and I will use the 8. So I say all that to say this, there were no pattern sizing issues.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, except the neckline that I changed
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, although I did not really need them for this dress.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love that there were only a few pieces. I’m not crazy about the skirt seam down the front but it’s not a big issue when it’s all said and done.
Fabric Used:Cotton stretch Twill
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I changed up the heart neckline and I added an exposed zipper that is the length of the dress. I was surprised that Eryn did not have pockets for the dress so I added my own.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes & Yes
Conclusion: Mori was loving this dress and wants me to consider using this pattern to make Brides maid dresses for her friends wedding. I will most definitely made another dress. Make sure you check out her Connie & Camryn Patterns. Eryn also has a YouTube channel with loads of tutorials for her patterns and everything in between
-Michelle @ ThatBlackChic.com