I recently had the pleasure of testing Sew Caroline's Out & About Dress sewing pattern, and wow - Caroline has done such a great job with her first pattern! I love that more an more designers are releasing patterns for knit fabric, and this one didn't disappoint.
The dress features super simple construction, long/half sleeves options, short/maxi length options and optional side pockets. It only took me an hour or two to put this entire dress together (including piecing the pattern/tracing), so it's a perfect evening or weekend project. Caroline's instructions are clear and easy-to-follow, and the pieces are drafted professionally and accurately.
The fabric was something I purchased on my recent L.A. Fashion District shopping trip. It's an amazingly soft 4-way stretch, and I LIVE in it! The first day I wore this, I didn't take it off until I got into bed. That's a big deal for me because I usually strip down to sweats the minute I walk into my house every day.
Do you like my Ikea photo styling? Ha! I figured...hey...it's called the Out & About Dress...so why not wear it out and about?! And that's what I did. I love wearing a cardigan and a belt with it. Still fabulously comfortable but put together, too.
Are you as excited about this pattern as I am? Great! Because you can enter to win your own right here (scroll down to the end of this post)! Or, if you're just dying to whip one up, head to Sew Caroline right now to purchase a copy. Have fun!