Posted on Tuesday the 17th April 2018 by ym.sews
If you saw my post from last month you will know I have a new found love of the pattern company I AM Patterns
and Atelier Brunette Viscose Fabric
. In the future I would love to try some more I AM patterns, expecially the Mimosa poncho and Artemis jacket...but given that the weather is warming up I thought I should stick to my Cassiopee pattern to make a Spring/Summer floaty version.
I chose this beautiful Atelier Brunette fabric which is so delicate and soft and the colours are perfectly saturated. Minerva have three different colourways available, green, blue and pink. I have seen other sewers using the pink colourway previously which is where it caught my attention. But given that I live to wear blue I had to go with that one for my dress. Plus I feel I can wear a blue dress both in work and out and about, whereas a pink dress is slightly less versatile. The pink colour would be fantastic for a top though, and I have already been hunting for patterns which might work well for it. In case you're interested I think it would make a great Simplicity 8454
top (epic ruffles), Simplicity 8601
(awesome floaty top with ties) or Simplicity 8455
top with huge fun bell sleeves.
I digress sorry! Back to my project of the month!
So I made another Cassiopee dress. This time I lengthened the skirt pieces a little more than last time but otherwise made it as per the instructions. It feels so lovely to wear, the fabric is buttery soft and it hangs perfectly. When the weather warms up I'll be wearing this without tights or leggings. For now though I'm still layering it up!
I French seamed the insides to give the fabric the finish it deserves. There are so few seams it felt worth that extra effort. The fabric is a little shifty to cut, but once your pieces are cut out it sews together easily and presses really easily.
Thanks you to Minerva for the materials to make this dress a reality. I think this pattern would suit lots of body types, and if you are into boxy casual then check it out! It's my favourite shape of dress to wear. Until next time :)