This Malvarosa dress was meant to be my last 2015 make, and it was so close to being that! I almost finished it a million times, but I kept having other fun holiday things to do :) But it's finished now, hurray!!
|Yay for pockets!!!|
I love the look of this dress, but I had a little problem with the fitting. It was totally my fault, I tried to make a smaller size than what was suggested in the measurements section. I should have made a size 38 in the top, and instead I made a size 36 thinking that it would be fine because of the loose shape of the dress. It fits pretty well everywhere except the shoulders and bust, they ended up a little tight. It's still wearable though!
Pattern: Pauline Alice's Malvarosa Dress
Size: 36 bust & waist - 38 hips
Fabric: 2 Peachskin fabrics from Fabric.com
Did I like the pattern? Yes! I'll totally make it again.
This was a fun pattern to put together. There are only a few pieces and they go together very quickly! The only thing I didn't love about the Malvarosa, is the sleeves. The long sleeve version adds sleeves onto the cap sleeve, rather than a whole separate normal sleeve. It's a cool look, it was just difficult for me to sew the sleeve onto the cap sleeve, so I'd prefer a normal sleeve.
Next on my sewing table is a Colette Wren! I'm doing a shirt first as my muslin, and if that fits - I'll make my dress version :)