I just love it when a pattern and the fabric I have chosen both turn into winners!
This peasant-styled dress is from the book "Sew Serendipity" by, Kay Whitt. I have been wanting to sew up this cute dress since I got the book. This is my second casual peasant dress of the fall, so I could compare patterns.
What I love about this dress:
1. Even though it is a peasant-style, it is still fairly fitted and doesn't make you feel frumpy.
2. There is elastic over the shoulder (not all around the neckline), which gives a good fit, but also is very comfortable.
3. It has a side zipper which allows it to look very professional and dressy.
4. The dress has great embellishment opportunities.
5. This is a polished dress for many occasions.
Since I have made a few other items by Kay Whitt, I know that I wear a size L with a FBA on the front bodice. (See below)
The fabric I used was "Oz" from Moda. The fabric came out last year and I had been holding it for the right project. I'm sure glad I waited for this dress. It is a perfect match.
So, after making this dress by Sew Serendipity and "London" by Lila Tueller Designs, which do I pick?
I thought I would see a clear winner in the two styles, but I do like things about both.
Sew Serendipity: great fit and comfy with a great dressy style
London: easy to fit and comfy, but will never be overly dressy
Let me know if you make one of these dresses!