The Lorelei Women's dress Blog Tour
You will probably remember the dress I made my daughter from the Lorelei girl's dress pattern. I ADORE this pattern so much! It is a wonderful party dress that has tons of twirl factor!! I love the petticoat and the neckline is to die for!!
Now to what you've been waiting for. Drum roll please........
Introducing the Lorelei Women's Dress.....in KNIT!!!
Just blew your mind didn't I?!?!? Never thought about using knit? After making my tester dress, I knew I needed a casual version of this dress, and thought I might as well give it a shot with knit.
Now, let me tell you, this dress is super comfy! I used a jersey lycra blend and it drapes beautifully and feels so soft! The style of the dress is perfect for knit! Word to the wise, SIZE DOWN!! I cut out my normal size not really thinking, and after sewing this was HUGE! I mean, without belting it, I looked like I was wearing a sack! lol But, after taking it in about 5in on each side, I had the perfect fit, tailored to fit me like a glove!!
I can't say enough good things about this pattern! The instructions are amazing, the fit is spot on, the pattern pieces go together beautifully! I LOVE this pattern, even with the hand sewing(which is definitely not my favorite part, lol, but I suffer through it since I <3 the final product)!
The neckline may be my favorite part. It has a vintage flair, but is still modern and so flattering on all sizes!
Oh, and did I mention that this pattern comes in 12 different sizes, ranging from 00-20, and cup sizes AA-DD! So no need for a FBA! How awesome it that?!?! I swear, Elizabeth thought of EVERYTHING in this pattern!
The pattern gives instructions for both a regular and invisible zipper, but seeing as I wanted a more casual look, I opted for no zipper. Instead, I cut the back pattern piece and the back yoke piece on the fold, and presto!! No need for a zip!
I will definitely be making more of these dresses for summer! It is the perfect sundress for any occasion! I think I am going to wear this one to my BIL and soon to be SIL's wedding shower next week!
Ok, so here's my challenge to you all. Go buy the pattern and give it a shot in woven. Then make one in knit. I am telling you, you will not be sorry! You will look and feel like a million bucks! And bonus, Elizabeth is giving you $3 off using the code: blogtour! Isn't she the best?! But that's not all!! You have a chance to be one of 3 winners to receive the pattern for FREE!!! And don't worry, if you happen to win but already purchased the pattern, you will be refunded your money!!! Awesome, right?!?! And if you really want to be super awesome, purchase from any one of my affiliate links in the blog and earn me a little extra money!!
And make sure to check out all the other amazing ladies who took part in the blog tour!!!
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