This is The Pleat Detail Dress from Maker’s Atelier, and I can’t help feeling that I’ve sewn myself not quite the most flattering dress! Which is an awful shame, because the pattern is super-lovely, so is the linen and so is the ribbon trim I attached to the neckline. In fact, there’s a lot to love here. I mean, look at this neckline!
I had a lot of fun pinning that ribbon in place. It’s a detail I shamelessly copied from the samples on Maker Atelier’s stand at The Great British Sewing Bee Live.
And there’s a lovely back zipper placement, which I very much enjoyed sewing…
Here’s the dress out in the wild. Yes, my suspicions are confirmed. A nice dress to slouch around in; not so great for dates/job interviews/school reunions.
I think I could afford to go down a size and experiment with a fabric that wasn’t as hessian-like in colour and texture! I’d also play around with the neckline, which I’m not sure is the most flattering on me. I don’t know! What say you?