I’m going to take a little trip down memory lane through some of my sewing projects over the past few years. I’ll start with one of my most recent and most loved projects (of course isn’t the most recent always the new favorite?), but then you can just expect a mish-mash of older and newer stuff.
This fun dress is a hack of the Cashmerette Patterns Concord Tee which I made following Jenny’s tutorial on Curvy Sewing Collective Blog. Spoiler alert, folks: I LOVE IT! This is the third version and maybe if I get motivated you’ll see the other two 😉
I’ve always wanted a simple tee-shirt dress pattern, but with my pear shape I’ve shied away from designs that were tight fitting through the waist and hips. This has hit the perfect medium for me, tight fitting through the bust and shoulder and just a little swingy through the waist and hips.
It works well with leggings and without, which has been something that has evaded me for most of my sewing life. I dropped the hem slightly in the back for a more tee-shirty vibe. This is sewn in size 16CD bust- 18 waist- 20 hips.
As you can see, I didn’t bother to pattern match anything and the back looks kinda insane. Oh well, the print was already kinda nutso, but I love it. This is made in an AMAZING Art Gallery Knit from Imagine Gnats Shop, which is one of my favorite places to buy well curated fabric for a good price (not affiliated, just a dedicated customer).
Speaking of, I should say that as a pattern tester for Cashmerette, I did receive the Concord Tee pattern for free but it has not biased my opinion because it is just a straight up awesome fit for curvy ladies! Thanks for reading!