All posts tagged: Upton Dress

Gingham Upton Dress

Another huge congrats to Jenny on the launch of her Upton dress pattern! I tested this pattern for her back in January and love my finished dress. When she mailed me the finalized pattern I decided to make a second version mainly because I love the first one, but also to compare the tester version to the final. I used the scoop neck version this time and the straps are perfect as is. I made the same seam allowance adjustment that I had made to the tester version and I couldn’t fit my arms in! Enter my trusty seam ripper and a 1/2 inch seam allowance and all was well with the world again. I could actually stand to lower the arm hole a little bit so I made that adjustment to the pattern pieces for next time. In this picture you can see the fabric slightly wrinkling at the arm pit area. Not a huge deal and not a very ladylike pose! I bought this fabric in February to make into an Upton, but waited …

The Cashmerette Upton Dress

I was so very excited when Jenny asked if I wanted to test her newest pattern, the Upton dress! The pattern is available today so I’m excited to share my first version with you. Yes, I said first version, there’s another almost ready to share! I was smart and used a voile that costs me $3.98 per yard to make the lining and that acted as my muslin. However, I didn’t finish my muslin/lining until 4 days before my feedback was due. In theory this shouldn’t be a problem, but I hadn’t cut out my Cotton + Steel rayon yet and turns out, wait for it… I didn’t have enough. I had purchased 2 meters from MissMatatabi in November and I had enough for all but one piece. I should mention that the pattern calls for 3 7/8 yards of 45 inch wide fabric for the view I made so this was all my error. So I ordered another yard, paid extra for rush shipping and it was delayed by Storm Jonas back in January. With my feedback …