Papercut Clover Dress in Wanderer

I had sworn off dresses, promising to only make separates for a while…but when I saw this print from April Rhodes new fabric line, Wanderer, I thought it was a perfect match for the Papercut Clover dress.  April had contacted me and asked if I would like some of her new fabric in advance of it’s release, and I immediately said “um, yes please!!”  I have been mostly turning down blog tours and the like, but every now and then something comes along that gets me super excited and makes me say yes even though I loathe deadlines.  April has designed another really great collection of prints, you can peep them all here.DSC_0755I made this dress up in one of the knits from Wanderer- there are 3 knits in this collection!  It’s a really nice cotton/spandex blend- not too thin, nice and soft and drapey with good recovery.  The “V” insert is some lace I found locally, and I backed it with some flesh colored knit from my stash.  At least on me, that V is a bit too revealing with just lace on it’s own- something I was unsure of when looking at versions of the pattern on line.  

DSC_0735This is my second time working with a Papercut pattern- I made a Rigel Bomber recently that should be on the blog sometime soon (you can see it on Instagram here).  I have really liked them so far!  The packaging is fantastic, and I like the fit and style of both.  I did size down as it seems like they run a little big.  My measurements fall into the XS size, but I made both patterns in a XXS.  I’ll definitely be trying some more of their patterns in the future!DSC_0749 This dress feels very casual in a knit, I would like to make it up in a really drapey silk or rayon and see how it looks in a dressier fabric.  I made the tassel belt also, which is included in the pattern instructions.  It was really easy and uses 5 skeins of embroidery thread which are like 40 cents each, so cheap to make also.  I have to say it might be my favorite part of the dress, ha!DSC_0647 DSC_0728All in all this was a fun little project, and I am happy to get a jump start on some spring/summer sewing.  You can check out all of the other stops on the Wanderer tour here:

2/15: Nicole – finchsewingstudio.com
2/16: Holly – hollygetsquilty.com
2/17: Shannon – veryshannon.com
2/18: Becca –  bryanhousequilts.com
2/19: Rochelle – luckylucille.com
2/20: Kate – seekatesew.com
2/21: Amber – oneshabbychick.typepad.com
2/22: Caroline – sewcaroline.com
2/23: John – quiltdad.com
2/24: Maureen – maureencracknellhandmade
2/25: Delia – deliacreates.com
2/26: Kelly – cutcutsew.com
2/27: Christopher – thetattooedquilter.com
2/28: Jen – littlewifepowerhouse.com