Today I finally got some sewing done for me! Yesterday I bought the Trapeze Dress pattern in Liberty and had a plan – this morning I cut it out and made it – yipee. It is a super simple dress, I went for the sleeveless version using this fabulous eyelet cotton fabric from Ditto Fabrics, found a navy cotton voile on Ebay to line it.
Notions: hemline number 11 quilting needles & Gutterman sew all thread.
Pattern discription: Merchant & Mills signature dress, designed to flatter most body shapes.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow: Yes, with the exception of the arm hold facing -after comments from Sarah mentioning a tricky part. I saw immediately what Sarah meant and decided to make up using a traditional method. Do watch Angela Kane’s great explanation.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern: Simple, easy to wear dress, with sleeveless, cap sleeve and 3/4 leng sleave option, making it very versatile.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Only change I made was shortening the pattern by 6 inches.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others: Yes, will make more using the sleeves and defernatly reccomend with the sleeveless version made the traditional way to make things super quick and easy.
Conclusion: Brilliant shaped dress that will be much worn – fingers crossed for summer to warm up!