With the arrival of summer heat these past couple of weeks I've been clamoring to sew, light weight cotton projects. I love a light weight cotton shirting, voile, lawn and in the case of this project, Madras, are all favorites. I recently finished McCalls 7629- a camp style shirt in cotton voile for Faye's sewing adventures "Tops that Pop" sew-along and was reminded how much I love breathable fabrics in the summer heat.
When I finished this project I wasn't so sure that I made the right pairing of fabric and pattern...I made another Terrace dress in an adorable bold print for my next Fabric Mart Fabricista post and think that I just got it stuck in my head that this pattern was meant for solids and bold prints.
After looking at these pictures I think this one is really wearable and will be great for summer.
Some notes on the pattern:
- Liesl + Co patterns are of the best quality. Clear instructions, straight forward and illustrative. Always a nice finish on the inside.
- The Terrace dress is a really simple sew, no closures and just a few pattern pieces. Good for a beginner.
- I lowered the bust dart on this version by about an inch.
- I shortened this version but can't remember by how much.
- The shape of this dress is really good, there's subtle shaping that keeps it from feeling like a sack. The shoulders are fitted as well as the high bust then the skirt goes out into an A-line shape and when cinched in by the obi belt it is really adorable. The back seam helps with adding shape as well.
I wanted to include a couple of shots of the dress sans belt so that you could get an idea of its shape. I won't wear it like this but if you wanted to, its passable.
A little teaser...I absolutely adore the version that I made for my next Fabricista post and have worn it to a birthday party, party barn picnic, and kindergarten graduation. You'll have to check it out on the Fabric Mart blog in early June.
Thanks for reading and happy sewing!