Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Antalya Dress Pattern Test

Another recent pattern test I participated in was the Antalya dress by Kid Approved for Willow & Co.
The first draft of the pattern was a tad bit short for a dress but we love it as a tunic.
It has a fun design. Dolman style sleeves, contrasting side panels and a fun curved gathered skirt. There are also instructions for optional piping.
It was so chilly the day we took these photos. We had to move quickly.
Another unique feature is the exposed zipper. I'm not usually a fan of that trend but I thought it was cute on this pattern and wanted to try something new.
Though it's not a recommended fabric, i sewed up the second version of the pattern in a stable knit. (With permission from the designer of course) I was curious how it would work. The Big wears knit way more often than cotton.

As you can see the length is more appropriate for a dress in this edit.
I should have sized down to account for the stretch but out of laziness I opted not to cut the pattern again. It made for a very loose fit but should be wearable for a while.
The zipper in this one looks much nicer. Perhaps there really is something to that practice makes perfect thing.
The Antalya dress releases this week!