I just love the name of this fabric from Mood – a little dissonance is good for the soul.
Style Arc’s Patricia Rose has become my favorite dress for woven fabric variations this year. A look at the line drawing:
Drafting notes, my basics for this pattern:
- I drafted the back to be two pieces, matching it to the front bodice.
- I’ve never used the front pleat. Instead I drafted a gathered skirt for both the front and the back.
- I love the bust dart from the armscye. It’s amazing for a small-busted person. The base of the bodice is wide enough to work for a full bust, but I brought it in a bit for my own frame.
- I’ve sewn all of my Patricia Rose dresses without sleeves. During my first fitting, I trimmed the armscye to be higher on my shoulder and deeper at the base. And I drafted armhole facings.
So – this dress. I decided to do a midi length, mostly because I have lots and lots of maxi’s.
I kept the fold at the bodice, and as seen in other versions I’ve done, I continued the fold across the back of the bodice.
More pics (I finally got off my lazy bum and took photos, the dress was finished a couple weeks ago)!
This dress is lovely to wear. Since I often need a cardi for my cold old bones, I made a Helen’s Closet Blackwood Cardigan, short version, in mustard Fabric Merchants cotton stretch jersey from Fabric.com. It is 100% cotton, love love, and has 15% mechanical stretch. BTW, I’ve moved to size XL in my Blackwoods – it is a narrow silhouette, and I like the additional fullness.
Parting shot: I was up super early, sleepy pics on the porch:
Next up, a boyfriend jacket in khaki cotton sateen. So lush, I’m in love with this fabric collection: