Asymmetric Gather Dress in mustard


Well readers, this is my Frocktails dress from November 2018.  When it comes to blogging, better late than never right?  I had such a great night meeting and/or catching up with like minded sewists.  I’m already looking forward to this year’s event.


My dress for the occasion was The Maker’s Atelier’s Asymmetrical Gather Dress.  This is one of those investment patterns as it’s only available in hardcopy and needs to be posted from one side of the world to the other!  That being said, it was totally worth it as I felt a million dollars in my statement dress, and most importantly, it also felt very me.


The fabric was from The Cloth Shop and it’s 90% viscose and 10% linen.  It’s the same fabric I sewed StyleArc’s Tully Pants in for Frocktails 2017… are you sensing a theme?


The fabric is a dream to sew, it drapes beautifully and it has a very subtle texture in the weave.  It’s one of those versatile fabrics that is perfect for pants, top and dresses… no wonder it’s a regular offering, in a range of colours, at The Cloth Shop during Spring/Summer.


The only change I made to the pattern was to shorten both the sleeve and dress length.  I shortened the sleeves at the hem by 2″ (5cm) and adjusted the length of the elastic to fit the new position of the sleeve on the arm.  I also removed a whopping 5″ (13cm) from the length of the dress at the hem as I find dresses are more flattering on me when they finish above the knee.


Did you notice my Ida Clutch?


I bossed my house guest at the time, the designer Kylie, to sew this Ida for me while I was parenting and cooking dinner.  It’s sewn from a navy kangaroo hide and I love the pop of colour the zip provides.  Thanks Kylie… and you’re welcome to come and stay at my house anytime! #perfecthouseguest


I love this dress and I’m already wondering if I might just wear it again for Frocktails 2019!


Pattern:  The Maker’s Atelier’s Asymmetrical Gather Dress
Size:  10
Fabric:  90% viscose and 10% linen from The Cloth Shop
Alterations:  3/8″ (1cm) forward shoulder adjustment.  Shortened the sleeves by 2″ (5cm) at the hem and adjusted the sleeve elastic.  Removed 5″ (13cm) from the hem of the dress.
Outfit:  Necklace by Sonia Rykiel (a favourite) and shoes from Preston Zly
Photo Location:  Eastern Suburbs, Melbourne


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