This blog post may be a little shorter than the usual, as I have already written a full review on this pretty dress pattern back in June, which you can take a look at here.
However I thought you may like to see another version of the dress that I made in a pink jersey. It happens to be another tropical print – I am all about the tropical print this Summer.
I made this wearable toile as a ‘test run’ before I cut into the beautiful black jersey that I used in my June blog post. As it happens, this version turned out to be very wearable and I have worn it several times (as I have the black jersey version), it’s great!
I learned when I made this that I needed to size down next time (which I did). This version was made in a size 14, and my black dress is a size 12 which is a much better fit. Worn with a belt, though, I feel it is still a dress that I reach for often, and receive lovely comments when I wear it – actually this applies to the black dress too – maybe this is the style for me!
As I have said before, it is such a simple quick make. I love that you can throw it over your head and you’re good to go! No darts or zips, just a yard of elastic at the waist. Nice and simple. I have made a great deal of gathered and pleated dresses lately and this ‘fit and flare’ skater style is something that I have really fallen in love with.
The skirt has just the right amount of ‘swishyness’ don’t you think?
The fabric I used was a market stall bargain (£1 a metre from Leicester market)! and I bought so much that I have also made a jersey kimono from it which I blogged about here.
Have you made the M7313 at all? I would love to hear your thoughts.
Take care, and I’ll be back soon,