I have been collecting knit dress patterns for a while now. I have not sewn any of them. I am a wimp when it comes to this type of project – I’m not that well-versed with knits, and I haven’t sewn many dresses because of fit issues of the pear-shaped variety.
Hope – like spring – springs eternal. I am ready to try! I need a dress for the office. Can you help me decide what to sew up?
This is part of The Monthly Stitch’s April Challenge. Please vote in the comments for the dress you think I should sew up, and I’ll do it in April. Here are links, pictures, and a bit of pro and con commentary from me, presented in no particular order:
Pros: Flattering wrap style, with contrast belt for my small waist, sleeves
Cons: Not sure about those gathered shoulder yokes, past experience with Muse had fit problems
2. Vogue 1312
Pros: Very popular and well-reviewed dress, design by Lynn Mozono, edgy style, sleeves
Cons: Too edgy for me? Will the shape flatter me?
Pros: Flattering mock wrap style, very popular and well-reviewed dress, New Look fits me well usually, sleeves
Cons: A little “meh?” Too low-cut?
Pros: Flattering fit-and-flare shape, McCall’s usually fits well. Similar to a old favorite RTW dress. I would make this shorter, without the hi-low hem.
Cons: Cap sleeve or sleeveless – will require a jacket or cardigan for the office. Also, a little “meh?”
Please vote! Thank you!