In recent times I haven’t been a big dress person, I just don’t think they they suit me. Dresses seem to look better on those with small waists and every time I wear a dress with a fitted waist I get asked if I’m pregnant. Awkward pause …… um no. Also I find shift dress just give me a brick look. So I mostly stick to my skinny jeans and oversized tops.
I liked the look of Seamwork’s Sonya as soon as I saw it. As far as shift dress go, it looked a bit different and the style lines and pockets looked like the “brick” shape maybe disguised a bit. However the pattern sat in the “to sew” pile for a while because I just don’t wear dresses much these days. Thank you Monthly Stitch for giving the motivation to sew this baby up!
Seamwork and Colette Patterns just fit me well round the bust, which is awesome, because I’m no stranger to an FBA. I’m a devoted Seamwork reader, I like the patterns and I love the “Block, Paper Scissors” article each month. I think that this pattern is a pretty good start for some nice hacks, especially since the fit is pretty good.
The only modification I made was to add a line of top stitching in the middle of the pocket as it was flopping around a bit funny. Next time I’ll add about 3-4 inches in length. I’m thinking of a stripey linen, sleeveless version for summer.
The construction was straight forward and there were no surprises in the instructions. It is a good quality pattern and what you would expect from Seamwork and Colette. My fabric is a light weight cotton denim and I used the wrong side for the contrast. I was inspired by Seamworks sample.
So there ya go, I made a dress, I may even get around to wearing it!