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Pattern of the Week Vogue 1395 - Easy Dress with Tie Front

Well this week we have a stunning little number! A lovely pullover dress designed by Rebecca Taylor with a narrow bias neck, pretty facings and a gathered neck at the back. Now, I'm not friends with any pattern that includes gathers but I may make an exception for this pattern. The semi fitted bodice and elasticated waist (go go  elasticated waists! I'm old before my time) gives this the ultra comfort factor, but this dress also has ties that come around the front, completing the sides of the bodice and creating a lovely front detailing.
The offending gathered back
The pattern recommends Crepe de Chine, Silk Broadcloth, ChambrayRayon Blends for usable fabrics. So think lightweight! I had a look through our Rayons and boy oh boy! This Fantasy Floral Print Viscose Challis Dress Fabric is divine. In two colour-ways, I'm in love with the brights against the dark background. It screams tropics for me!
The other colourway is slightly more on the pastel side, this version is more akin to the pattern sample and equally as delish!
Another great fabric is from the Bright and Bold Floral Print Viscose Challis Dress Fabric collection and bright and bold it certainly is!
If you're looking for something a little more muted, then a chambray would be right up your street. Why not try a pretty pastel?
or go dotty?
Keeping on the cotton theme, Katie of What Katie Sews has made a lovely version in a stunning Japanese Cotton
Love ties!
So as you can see this is a pretty versatile pattern, but remember it's a pullover! Having no zips makes it easy, but you do need to be cautious of your fabric choice. Katie has a really nice run down of her make!
Now down to it. The price. As Pattern of the Week this joy is just £7.50! As far as pattern prices go it's still up there but you can't argue with getting a designer pattern for a regular pattern price, can you?! Who's diving in to this pattern with me?
See you next time!
Katie B xo

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