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…This 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 Bolt…This 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.It 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 😉
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.Overall 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″