This month, we have two new dresses for you to sew. Keep reading to meet them and get all the details about fabric and fit.
By the way, starting with these patterns and moving forward, our size range goes from 00-30. They are sized 32”/24”/34” (81/61/86 cm) through 60”/53”/64” (152/134/162 cm).
Meet the Luxsy Dress
Luxsy is a knit fit-and-flare dress with two versions that each deserve a place in your wardrobe. This dress has a squared scoop neckline, princess seams at the armholes, an A-line skirt, and a lined bodice. You can wear this dress in all seasons because version 1 features 3/4-length sleeves, and version 2 is sleeveless.
Fabric & Fit
Fabrics to shop: Look for medium-weight knit fabrics with good recovery and 50% 4-way stretch. Examples include cotton jersey, interlock jersey, double knit, and modal or rayon blends.
Fabrics to avoid: This dress has a lined bodice, so avoid very thick knits, because they will add bulk.
Fit: This dress is fitted with negative ease at the bodice and a flared skirt. Pay most attention to your bust and bicep measurements when picking a size.
Meet the Meg Dress
Equal parts trendy and timeless, the Meg dress is a romantic pull-over dress with an elastic waist. The scoop neckline is split, cinched with a drawstring, and finished with a facing. Elastic casings at the waist panel combined with an A-line skirt and flutter sleeves give the dress its shape. Choose between 2 or 3 lines of elastic to create the silhouette that matches your style. The member bonus adds puff sleeves to the Meg dress.
Fabric & Fit
Fabrics to shop: To best show off the silhouette, look for lightweight or medium-weight woven fabrics such as linen, chambray, batiste, lawn, voile, rayon challis, cupro, and Tencel.
Fabrics to avoid: Avoid stiff fabrics that don’t have good drape, such as thicker denim.
Fit: This dress is cinched at the waist, so there is ease at the bust and hip. Just double-check the finished garment measurements when picking a size.