Named Inari Tee Dress

Hello!  Fall is upon us here and I am doing my best to sew weather appropriate clothing- so what better than a cozy french terry dress?  I used the Named Inari Tee Dress pattern for a perfect fall weather dress…DSC_0342This fabric is pretty amazing, it is cotton and it has a really nice feel and drape- I still have enough left for a sweater/sweatshirt or possibly another Morris Blazer?  I bought it here locally at BoltDSC_0368This is a pretty great pattern, I can see myself making more of these…I am not very much into dresses but this is a perfect “secret pajama” type garment.  I (hope) I look put together but it’s just as comfy as a nightgown, and can be layered with leggings and a long sleeve tee for colder temps.DSC_0343It has a bit of a cocoon shape, which is a new silhouette for me.  I like the ease and not having to  think about how the tummy is looking…I have fallen off the exercise bandwagon as of late.  Although, I am feeling inspired by Miss Sallie to get back into it!  I ordered several of the new Sewaholic activewear patterns and the Papercut Pneuma Tank pattern…I figure if I sew lots of pretty activewear my motivation level should go up considerably 😉DSC_0363

Anyway, I love the shape and the high/low, split hem.  It all comes together very neatly which makes me happy and is a very satisfying (and quick) sew!  I will mention again (to save you from being surprised like me!) that the printed version of the Named patterns does not include seam allowances, which is still a mystery to me because the PDF version does.  I ended up going one size down from where my measurements fell, which seems to be common for me with their patterns- my feeling is that they run a bit large.DSC_0375Overall I am super happy with this dress and the pattern, I definitely recommend it!

Pattern:  Named Inari Tee Dress

Size made: 34, no changes

My measurements:   Bust 32″, waist 27″, hips 36″, height 5’7″