I have had this lovely Heather Ross Mendocino fabric for about a year now and I always new exactly what pattern I wanted to use with it. The Round Neck Top/Dress from That Darn Kat at You Can Make This. Well, I finally got around to doing it.
I really love how they turned out.
This pattern was very clear and had plenty of photos. I found it easy to follow. I would say that it would be a great pattern for an advanced beginner to an intermediate sewer. It involves, gathering, topstitching and sewing a button hole. This would be a great pattern to try out some French Seams on the side seams of the dress.
I did have a little bit of a mishap when cutting out my pattern. One of the photos in the tutorial is a mirror image of what the pattern piece actually looks like and like a ding-dong, I looked at the photo and didn’t pay attention to the actual pattern piece. Luckily I was able to fix the problem and not waste too much fabric.
The finished dresses are very comfy on my girls and I think that the style is very versatile. It can be worn in the summer as is and is roomy enough to be worn with a long sleeve shirt underneath in the winter.
Now get going and sew up a few! :)