Saturday, September 19, 2015

Sewing: The Denver Dress in Black for the Unbiased Tour

I'm sure you've seen the launch of the Pattern Anthology Unbiased collection. It's the perfect thing to arrive on the heels of my "wear more dresses" summer. I'm so excited about the four different dress patterns! (Not to mention the tunics that accompany them.)

It was difficult, but I choose the Denver Dress from Blank Slate Patterns to sew first. And I am thrilled! I see myself throwing this dress on quite a lot. It's sporty, yet flattering, and my husband tells me it's also quite dressy. It would be great layered too, or with a chunky scarf.

I picked a safe fabric: some drapey ponte knit in blank from Jo-Ann. And now that I have my feet wet I plan to sew at least one other version of this dress (straight? with cowl? in a sweater knit?) before moving onto to the three other great patterns in this collection. 

Melissa did a fantastic job designing this dress. I love the angled pockets and princess seams in front and the knit cuffs to add a cozy factor. Once I had the pattern printed and the fabric cut out sewing it went a lot more quickly than I expected. (Knits are so fabulous that way!) I seriously considered whipping out another one that same evening.

I made one little adjustment to the pattern by adding two waist darts in the back piece. I found I had some extra fabric there. The pattern includes great instructions for a SBA and a LBA, should you need one for the perfect fit. 

Congratulations to the Pattern Anthology team (Kate, Shauna, Melissa and Andrea)! I can't wait to see what the rest of the their tour sews with Unbiased. Get your pattern bundle here at a huge discount for a limited time.


Melissa said...

So sophisticated! I love it!

Anonymous said...

This is the second Denver I've seen so far and I must say it is nice in a solid colour as well!

Crystal said...

Love it. Very pretty and it looks great on you. I am having trouble finding it on their site though.

Margo said...

Great dress! Very versatile.

Kimmy said...

I have to say, I love the dress, and I really love the boots!

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