I was at Colorado Fabrics for an event and saw this amazing fabric. It has such a nice feel and drape to it. It didn’t have any fiber content but it doesn’t shrink, has a bit of stretch but feels like there’s a bit of cotton in it. I asked my fellow colleague and sewing buddy Amanda what I should do with it. Without hesitation, she said the Inari Dress from Named Patterns. This pattern can be sewn using knits or wovens, has 2 options: a dress and a top. Included are two neckline options, one for knits and one for a woven.
For this version, I made the dress. I was a bit hesitant. I wasn’t wild about the cocoon or ‘H’ silhouette. But, Amanda has suggested other patterns for me and so far she’s been spot-on. Isn’t it nice to have someone to help you expand your sewing horizons?
The instructions and making of the dress are super easy. This dress whips up fast. On the back piece I placed the fabric on the wrong line so it was a tad too big for the facing. I made a pleat in the back and it looks fine. I love the sleeves with the little cuff addition. I cut a 4 on the top and moved out to an 6 for the hip area. I probably would have been fine with but it’s always easier to make something smaller than it is to try to go bigger.
I probably would have been fine with but it’s always easier to make something smaller than it is to try to go bigger.
I love the sleeves with the little cuff addition. I also like the split side detail and the high-low hem. So fun!
I made no alterations with the exception of the pleat to fix my cutting mistake.
How do I like the dress? I love it! This pattern is in my ‘7’ Collection. ‘7’ Collection is a group of patterns I want to make seven of so that I can wear them every day of the week.