Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Gypsy Dress

The Gypsy Dress * by Designer Stitch has all my favourite summer dress features.



 With a flattering fit, easy to get on and off and not too figure hugging it's perfect to throw on after a day at work, or over a pair of swimmers, down at the beach.



The pattern has two neckline options, round or cross-over. I'm such a fan of a nice scooped neck, that I couldn't go past the round neckline.



To be honest, I've never really looked at a high-low (mullet) hemline in off-the-rack garments. But the drawings and sample of the pattern looked so gorgeous, I figured I had to give it a go.

And I'm happy that I did.



The pattern has four length options: top; tunic, high-low; and maxi (with side splits).  When you combine this with the necklines, you have 8 potential garments! And that's without taking into account the difference a change in fabric can make.



This version is sewn up in a cotton voile. I has a little bit of drape, but still has a bit of stiffness. It's light and breezy. Perfect for summer. I also have plans for versions in rayon and maybe even a (relatively firm) knit.



Make sure you check out all the tester versions on the pattern page.

And as a bonus the placement of the pattern pieces meant that I had a nice long strip of fabric left over - perfect for making this super quick headband (it took literally 5 minutes as I rushed out the door).


*This post contains some affiliate links - meaning if you purchase a copy of the pattern I receive a small commission. However, the sewing, opinions and sandy feet are all my own.




2 comments:

DesignerStitch said...

The choice of colour for you Kate is bang on and so so flattering for you. And I especially like the addition of the headband as it takes the dress from Wow to a big WOW !!!....well done Kate.

Suz said...

Lovely! You were doing well walking on the rocks in those shoes!