I made this dress in record time- it was less than a week from the time I purchased the fabric until I was wearing it. I, of course, was too lazy to get the hubby to take a picture of me after church but I really liked the way it fit. I used a poly/rayon blend suiting fabric in a grey plaid with a blue stripe and a Bemberg rayon lining, both from JoAnn’s. The fabric is so soft and didn’t have that cheap suit feel you usually find with that stuff. And bonus, it’s machine washable.
I actually won a digital copy of the Bistro Dress pattern in a Facebook giveaway from Sew Mama Sew. I cut out a straight size 8 and added 2 inches to the length. I should have added more because it was a smidge shorter than I would have liked it. It came out mid-knee and I usually like my skirts to fall at the bottom of my knee. Oh well. The dress does ride up something fierce when you lift your arms and scandalously so when you also have to bend over, like dealing with a kid or something. But that’s standard with a sheath dress. I could also do with adjusting the bust a little smaller since it tended to puff out a little. But the end results came out very professional looking, if I do say so myself. I want to make a black one, next.
So far, Liesl + Co patterns have been a home run for me. I’ve also made two plaid Late Lunch Tunics that I wear all the time. I’ve been on a sewing roll- not that it shows on the blog. I just never get around to photographing most of the stuff I make so it makes for a boring blog post.