Another catch up blog post for a garment I made a few months ago! I’m having to make do with garment photos as they are as I haven’t had the time to take any photos with me wearing the garments! Ooops!
One of the dresses in my #2018MakeNine plans was the Sew Over It Eve dress. I chose this dress to make as it looks quite flattering and has a wrap bodice that would possibly work easily with nursing Rosie. For the bodice/ sleeves I used the pattern for version 1 and used the straight skirt pattern from version 2. I had a nice light cotton in my stash, which I believe was from Joanns…probably from the clearance section too. It’s a great breathable fabric for the hot weather we have over here.
Constructing the dress was enjoyable too. I like it when items have quite a few pattern pieces as it’s rewarding when they all start coming together. The instructions recommended French seams for the bodice & skirt and I think that this, along with the small hem, added a really nice touch to the inner finish. Also, the front shoulder yokes add a bit of extra detail. I imagine if the dress was made in more of a plain fabric, these would stand out more too. Wrap dresses are always a good go-to pattern for me as you can alter how tight the waistband is, which is always something that I need!
The finished dress has a nice relaxed fit. I think I probably could have sized down on this one, and shortened the bodice slightly as it does gape a little. The other thing that I found slightly strange is how long the waist ties are. Maybe I just don’t know how to tie it properIy but I always have one tie that is a LOT longer than the other one. I prefer to wear this one with a nude or white vest under it too…just to stop any boob exposure!
Pattern: Sew Over It Eve Dress
Fabric: Cotton Lawn from Joanns. $3 per yard
Sewing Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Time: 3-4hrs due to how many pieces there are
Would I make it again?: Yes
Size made: I can’t remember if it was a 12 or 14!