This dress was made at the recent (hmm ok not so recent, it was June) Sewaway weekend in Melbourne. In my defence of the lateness of my post, it has been pretty cold (for me) lately and I really did want to photo this without the cardi & tights that is normally a staple at this time of year. Plus it’s too dark when I get home to take pics and the first thing I’m thinking about when I get home is dinner!!
The pattern is the Deer & Doe Reglisse. The dress has a bias cut bodice with cap sleeves and a three quarter circle skirt.
The dress went together very easily and I am really happy with the fit straight out of the envelope. I figured with the bodice being on the bias might mean I could avoid an FBA – I think I can get away with this as there is no obvious pulling. I used a supposed rayon from my stash bought a couple of years ago in London, I am pretty sure this is a cotton though, it just doesn’t have the drape that it should.
What to say about this pattern? Well I like it, but I don’t love it. I feel like it is perhaps a bit boxy and like the cap sleeves make me look a little broader. I’m not fishing for compliments, believe me, just being honest. I still wear it and of course love the polka dots, but I just don’t love the shape on me.
I’m also not the biggest fan of the elasticated waist. Normally I love an elastic waist for comfort, but the pattern calls for 1 1/16″ elastic so this is fairly wide and sits kind of loose. I would suggest altering this otherwise a belt feels necessary all the time.
- bodice shape and the flared skirt
- polka dots!!
- easy to construct
- the width of the elastic & casing – too frumpy like
- the ties are too short to tie in a bow like the pattern envelope indicates
- the cap sleeves?? I might play around and see if I prefer it sleeveless
- it would be better with pockets, cos all garments should have pockets!
So there you go, my mediocre Reglisse dress. Have you made anything a little meh lately? You know, nothing glaringly awful, that you’re just not feeling?