Sunday, November 6, 2016

The Connie Dress [Sew What? Series: Style Sew Me Patterns]

New Pattern Release! Eryn over at Style Sew Me reached out to see if I would review her new pattern and I was happy to help her out in her pattern making journey! So I chose the Connie Dress pattern.  Now as soon as I chose this dress I was like this will look really cute in one of my Ankara prints but then I remembered that I had these blue suede pumps and the perfect twill stretch that matched those bad boys. So there it was, I would use my solid twill fabric and the matching Blue pumps[those blue suede pumps tho, boy if I was younger!!!]

Now my dilemma was, since I was using this solid color what could I do to make this little blue dress more interesting? Ohh OOH I know, Piping in the seams of the top and I would go on to make a fabric belt to top off this look.

Pattern Sizing: 0-14
Per the measurements Mori would fit into a size 8-10 so me being the person who hates sewing a muslin, I was like I will cut a 12 and if I have to downsize there won't be any issues. Well there was no need to worry about sizing because the would have 8 fit her spot on. How do I know this if I cut out a 12 you ask? What had happened was it was too big and I took the top apart and cut out the 10 and that was a little big, that's how I found out. I will make her another one because she really likes the dress and I will use the 8. So I say all that to say this, there were no pattern sizing issues. 

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, except the neckline that I changed

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, although I did not really need them for this dress.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love that there were only a few pieces. I'm not crazy about the skirt seam down the front but it's not a big issue when it's all said and done.

Fabric Used:Cotton stretch Twill

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I changed up the heart neckline and I added an exposed zipper that is the length of the dress. I was surprised that Eryn did not have pockets for the dress so I added my own.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes & Yes

Conclusion: Mori was loving this dress and wants me to consider using this pattern to make Brides maid dresses for her friends wedding. I will  most definitely made another dress. Make sure you check out her Connie & Camryn Patterns. Eryn also has a YouTube channel with loads of tutorials for her patterns and everything in between

This pattern was given to me in order to write this review.
This is my honest review of the Connie Pattern by Style Sew Me. 
Looking forward to see what's up next!
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22 comments

  1. Michelle, you did a great job with the dress I love the fullness of the skirt and the color. But that BELT! OMGosh, the belt is really a nice addition. Love the styling too. This would make a really cute bridesmaid dress. Nice job lady! I'm sure Eryn is proud.

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    1. Thanks Anita, this was a cute quick little dress.

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  2. Very nice dress Michelle! And it looks absolutely adorable on Mori! I love your special details on the stress, it made all the difference in the world! Great review and thank you!

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    1. Thanks! With a simple dress like this you need something interesting going on, the possibilities are endless!

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  3. FABULOUSNESS! Michelle this is another winner and Mori is rocking this colour!

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    1. Thanks Abigail I'm inclined to agree with your assessment here!

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  4. The dress looks gorgeous on her and those shoes.....those shoes! Oh to be young with a waistline and some estrogen!!!! Love the look!

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    1. Right can we talk about those shoes? I'm right with ya!

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  5. Absolutely stunning!!!!!!!! I love everything about this outfit from bodice to toe!!!! I swear Mori slays every outfit, you have the best model :)

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  6. Love the piping detail and the belt detail!

    Love the pattern and your fabric choice...

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  7. You did wonderful on the dress. Love the style and your take on it to make it special. And absolutely love that you chose to do it in a color that matches the shoes.

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    1. Thanks Angela. I had purchased this fabric and ran into these shoes and I had to buy them.

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  8. Sooo Cute!!! She looks soo Sassy in that dress.. Beautiful Job..

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  9. Simply beautiful:) Could you do a tutorial on the belt...I'm having such a hard time with them!!

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    1. Well now Lora that sounds simple enough, I will put that on my to-do list....and I may be able to make it happen soon!

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  10. That dress is gorgeous and the color is on point. Fabulous as always.

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  11. Sew what you waiting on? I am sew in on it! stitch it up.

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  12. All your stuff is great, but this outfit is one of my favorite's.

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