Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Round Neck Top/Dress Pattern Review



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. 


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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.



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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.

Great news, That Darn Kat now offers this pattern in sizes 2-7  and 8  -14!  Yippee!


Now get going and sew up a few! :)


Happy Sewing!



  1. Cute! I love round necklines. Your girls look so cute in them!

  2. Very cute, I like how they button at the shoulders.

  3. I recently made these dresses also! I agree great pattern to follow! I am going to attempt a shirt length one in a fine corduroy soon!


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