I made this Cashmerette Pembroke about a month ago and it has been worn at least once a week since, so I would say this pattern is a real winner! I’ve made one other version out of fleece for lounging, but I think I could use way more every day versions of this pattern. Its so easy to wear and I love the unfussy cut, its just like wearing a long t-shirt.
This is an 18 C/D bust, 20 waist, and 22 hips. I cut the length between the tunic and dress length. I wanted to be able to wear it with leggings. I hemmed the sleeves instead of using a the cuff. I cut the high neckline then slightly modified it to be a bit more boat-neck shaped. This pattern is great for hacking and personalizing!
I having been trying to hack t-shirt patterns into a dress design like this for ages, without much luck! Its really hard to get a pattern like this to fit well when your body spans three sizes, like mine does. This pattern fits amazingly!! To have something fitted through the bust and shoulders but also have positive ease through the hips is amazing to me. I will be making so many more versions of this.
My only issue with this type of t-shirt dress is finding the right fabric, and I’m all ears if you have any suggestions. This is a liverpool knit from LA Finch Fabrics. If you haven’t used this particular type of fabric before, its nice in that it stands away from the body, but its polyester so it gets a bit static-y and I find it doesn’t keep me very warm on its own. It has a bit of a cool hand. Please let me know what your favorite fabric is for t-shirt dresses.
Just the Facts:
Pattern: Cashmerette Pembroke
Current Measurements: Bust: 45″, Waist 41″, Hip 52″
Size: 18 C/D bust, 20 waist, and 22 hips
Fabric/Notions: liverpool knit from LA Finch Fabrics
This pattern was provided to me in exchange for my pattern testing services.