This recent Style Arc pattern was a no-brainer for me. V neckline, no waist definition – just what I love!
This is the Style Arc Patricia Rose dress. From the website: Feel comfortable and look great in this gorgeous V-neck dress. The under-bust horizontal tuck is enhanced by the front inverted pleat, side in-seam pockets and roll-up sleeves. This is a loose fitting garment and therefore has considerable positive ease. FABRIC SUGGESTION Linen, crepe, rayon.
This was an easy dress to sew. As always, it is impeccably drafted and all the pieces fit together exactly as they should. I sewed size 12. And yes, as always, I should probably have considered adding a sway back adjustment. But I didn’t.
This is another fabric souvenir dress. I bought the green striped hand-woven cotton on my last visit to Chiang Mai. Thanks again Gaye for doing all the reconnaissance for me and finding such wonderful little shops that sell such wonderful fabrics! I absolutely adore this one – and it’s just perfect for this dress.
The V neckline is faced, and sits very nicely. I really like that tuck as well. The bust darts originating from the armhole seem to work well with my C cup too. And the sleeves! Great length for autumn or spring weather, and the cuffs are simple to sew but add a lovely detail.
The hem is also fairly wide, which I rather like. It’s hemmed to pattern length which on me is right on the bend of the knee. I think that any longer would mess with the proportions. There are also side seam pockets. Often I leave them out of dresses, as I find that they just weight them down, but they work quite well in this one. I did most of the sewing on the machine but finished edges on the overlocker. Good thing that I have bright green overlocker thread! Those cute embroidered shoes came from Chiang Mai as well.
I feel happy when I look at photos of this dress, and it’s been very comfortable to wear. Another Style Arc winner!