I've taken quite a fancy on the new 'Ticket' collection from Named Patterns. I've already shown you the Alexandria Peg Trousers and now it's time for a dress....or two.
As you might have guessed from reading some of my older posts I'm a big fan of cocoon shaped dresses. Yes, those unflattering sacks according to my husband. Well, I don't care. I find them both stylish and comfortable. Ha, hubby. There will be lots more!!!
May I present the new Inari Tee Dress pattern suitable for both woven and knit fabrics. Both mine are made with woven.
The black one is made straight by the book. No alterations what so ever. And the fit is perfect - a little tight across my upper arms when I move but it'll do. The fabric is the oh so yummy cupro (or lyocell - not 100% sure) from Stofdepotet. Perfect drape and so soft to wear. I want to make all my clothes with this type of fabric from now on!
In addition to the slight cocoon shape I also really like the way the hem is finished on this dress with splits at the side seams and the back beeing a little longer than the front part. I also love the look of the turned up sleeves. There's really nothing I dislike about this pattern. I can live the with the sleeves beeing a little tight across my upper arms. Or I can do what I did with my floral take two - make dolman sleeves instead. Admittedly the dolman sleeves were primarily costructed due to lack of fabric; I didn't have enough floral crepe fabric to make set in sleeves (or neckline facing for that matter), so I had to be a little creative. Dolman sleeves and a jersey neckline binding! I barely had enough fabric but it worked. I would have preferred the sleeves to be a little longer though - well, you can't have it all. This is another luscious fabric btw. Crepe fabric from The Sweet Mercerie. Unfortunately sold out.
The dress is very, very easy to construct. Beginner friendly I would say. It has no buttons, zippers etc. and the instructions are well written and easy to understand. Thumbs up on this one.
I have Inari No 3 planned already. I want to make it a little longer in both front and back, perhaps with a curved hem and 3/4 lenght sleeves. In silk. Yes!
I'm so lucky to be a part of the Indiesew blogger team which means that once in a while I get to choose a pattern from the webshop to review. I know, lucky me. However, I will do honest reviews of the patterns I choose.
And yes, I'm head less in all photos. My hair is at that weird growing out stage when nothing imo looks remotely presentable. I was planning on letting it grow out. Now I'm not so sure anymore. I really like my short hair. Well, I have an appointment with my hair dresser next week - then we'll see.