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Madeit Patterns Groove dress (for me)

You’ve seen the tween version of the Madeit Patterns Groove dress on the blog before.  I sewed myself a couple of versions too, months ago, and have actually worn them quite a lot.  It’s taken a while for this blog post to be written!

Made It Patterns Groove Dress in viscose blend knit from Clear It

This pattern has plenty of options. From their website:  The Groove Dress is an utterly covetable swing dress made using knit fabric, with short or long sleeves and a high low or straight hemline.  And as if that wasn’t enough, we went crazy to offer you five, yes five different neck options. Round, scoop, slash, cowl or hooded, whatever takes your fancy. The combinations are endless (well nearly, you do the maths).  Comfortable and practical, it even looks good over a baby bump.  It’s quick and easy to sew, which means you’ll be using this pattern over and over and over again.   Come on, machines at the ready, time to get your Groove on.

Made It Patterns Groove Dress in striped ponte from Spotlight

Both mine were winter versions, so long sleeved. The orange is a lovely mid-weight viscose knit from Clear It. This was great fabric to work with, with beautiful handle and drape. I included a centre back seam for fabric conservation reasons.

Made It Patterns Groove Dress in viscose blend knit from Clear It

This is a super fast garment to sew. All construction was on the overlocker, with hems twin needled on the machine. I chose to sew the high-low hemline, which is delightfully swishy.

Made It Patterns Groove Dress in viscose blend knit from Clear It

I chose to sew the cowl neckline. It uses a fair bit of fabric, as it is a double layer, and is shaped so that it is narrower where it attaches to the body of the dress.

Made It Patterns Groove Dress in viscose blend knit from Clear It

The other version of the dress was sewn in striped ponte from Spotlight. If you think that it looks familiar, I have actually sewn four garments in this fabric. It’s really a soft and stretchy double-knit. This was a slightly slower garment to sew because I needed to stripe match.

Made It Patterns Groove Dress in striped ponte from Spotlight

This time I cut the dress with the back on the fold, and used the even hemline option.

Made It Patterns Groove Dress in striped ponte from Spotlight

I went with the scoop neckline for this version. It’s not terribly scooped, really. There are also options for a slash or round neckline, and I suspect that either of those would be too high for my taste.

Made It Patterns Groove Dress in striped ponte from Spotlight

This is a great staple pattern if you like a knit dress without waistline seams or much waist shaping. I like that it fits well through the shoulders and bust, then flares out from the body to provide comfort and style.

Made It Patterns Groove Dress in striped ponte from Spotlight

And it’s a great layering piece for winter!

Made It Patterns Groove Dress in viscose blend knit from Clear It

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11 thoughts on “Madeit Patterns Groove dress (for me)

  1. Looks great on you!

    I think you and I have similar body shapes. I’ve made up a couple of these dresses, and get tons of compliments. Hooray for clothes that are comfortable AND flattering!

  2. May I ask what size you made this? I want to buy this pattern but I’m afraid it would be too small and I hate to spend the money on something I will need to re-draft.

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