So very simple - yet so perfect. The Sheath Dress designed by The Avid Seamstress could very well become one of my favorite go to patterns when I want to make something fast, easy and flattering. The original pattern comes with a round neckline, invisible back zipper, optional pockets and two sleeve lengths to choose from....and an elastic waist option.
As you can see I altered the pattern a bit and made higher neckline. I also omitted the zipper, pockets and waistband. You could even cut the back on fold if you have enough fabric. Oh, and the dress is also unhemmed = new dress in less than one hour. What's not to like?!
This is a beginner friendly pattern. The instructions are utterly amazing - you are thoroughly guided through every step of the construction. The Avid Seamstress definetely has some of the best instructions I've some across.
The fabric is a beautiful pleated velvet from The Sweet Mercerie. I need more of this. Must have green velvet culottes. And a tee. And another dress....oh, and a jumpsuit.
The Human Christmas Tree - over and out!