This new pattern is the Lena’s Lounge Top & Dress by Snuggle My Baby Patterns. I just love a swing-style dress, especially when there is a twist that makes it unique.
I love this dress so much that I wore it out to dinner for my 10 year wedding anniversary!
This pattern, which can be used to make either a dress or a top, features a colour-blocked panel at the back and amazing bell sleeves!
It is still winter here so I made the sleeves and back panel in a contrast fabric, but they will also look beautiful made with lace. The sleeves can also be left plain/straight.
Style: swing dress or top with contrast back panel and optional bell sleeves
Sizes: this pattern covers sizes 2-32!
Pattern Features: easy to print full colour tutorial with step-by-step photos, body measurement charts, fabric requirements charts, and the pattern pieces are in layers so you only need to print the size(s) you want.
Price: currently on sale for just $5! But only for a limited time, it will soon go up to the regular price of $10.
This dress was super easy to make, the pattern itself is well drafted and the instructions are really detailed. I especially love the tutorials that Snuggle My Baby Patterns does for the little details that give a really professional look to the finished garment. I wasn’t sure about stitching the neckband on this dress, but I followed the instructions and it turned out beautifully.
Likewise, getting a neat finish on these sleeves was easy by following the directions in the tutorial.
Both of these fabrics are rayon/spandex knits from Sincerely Rylee Fabrics. They are lovely fabrics – soft, drapey, vibrant colours.
The fabric is fairly thin, definitely more of a summer fabric, so I’m really looking forward to wearing this dress when we start to get some warmer weather here.
I was a little concerned about the print placement, because it is so geometric, but it worked really well for this dress.
The pattern instructions call for top-stitching around the back panel and sleeves, but my sewing machine just wanted to eat this fabric, so I left the top-stitching out. The overlocked seams are so small and neat that I don’t think it really matters, it I would do the top-stitching on a fabric with more body.
However, my coverstitch machine did do a good job on the hem.
Price: just $5 for a limited time!
Thanks for reading!