Monday 10 September 2018

New pattern - Itch to Stitch’s Petaluma Faux Wrap Dress

Just released is another beautiful design from Kennis at Itch to Stitch - and as with the majority of her other patterns it includes cup sizes (A-DD) - it's such a joy to sew her patterns knowing that a great fit is easily achievable without having to worry about doing full bust adjustments!

This dress has a beautiful wrap over style (which is stitched in place - so no embarrassing moments every time the wind blows!!) - it is an incredibly flattering style - and so much easier to wear when you don't have to wrap it in place and get it positioned every time you put it on!

It has a tie belt which is stitched into the side seams, so you can tie either in the front or at the back. The ties are also long enough to wrap around the back and tie in the front if you like a belt to go all the way round.

The dress is designed for drapey woven fabrics - rayon, crepe de chine, viscose would all be great, and it closes with an invisible zip at the back.

Construction techniques are clearly described in the pattern instructions, which all have clear images for those of us that are more visual. The pattern itself is easy to navigate - there are plently of notches to help you get everything lined up nicely and you can print just the size and cup size you need.

I chose to make my dress with the short sleeve option, but there is also a butterfly sleeve and a double petal sleeve, which is very pretty and unique - check out the other tester's images Here to see all the sleeve options.

Always a must - POCKETS! This dress has easy to sew, in-seam pockets:

If you fancy giving this pattern a go, grab it while it's on sale Here (20% off the full price)

It's such a pretty style, I have worn mine lots of times already.

1 comment:

  1. An absolutely beautiful dress, it looks stunning, especially that floaty material, the pattern and the colours, so expertly made with great descriptions, just love it.