Coming out of Me May May, this is by far my favourite dress at the moment. It’s snuggly and warm, and really comfortable. Perfect for a melbourne winter really.
Maria Denmark drafted two different versions of this dress, utilising different cup sizes. If I was going to be really fussy I would have loved it if the two cup sizes were a B and a D, just for a bit more differential. It has two darts up the back to provide some gentle back shaping, so the skirt flares out flatteringly over some less flattering areas.
As a first cut of the pattern, I used a stash fabric which was gifted to my stash. Double win. It’s a very thick fleece knit with very little give.
As a result of the lack of stretch in the fabric, the pattern is a little tight over the shoulder. The fit through the hips is lovely, but may also be a little large if you had a super stretchy knit without recovery.
Serged all the seams. It makes life very, very quick. I heart knits and serging. I used Vsielofix (also known as Steam a Seam) to the neck and sleeves, then serged, then pressed over and twin needled. See my pretty twin needling? It comes up beautifully on fleece. This was a fast and happy make
Make more. Now.