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Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Style Arc Marita Dress

I've made this before so I won't repeat myself by talking about the construction - my original post is here.  It is a really quick to make dress that looks a lot more complicated than it is (oh, I just saw I wrote the same thing last time!).



Now that I've worn it a lot I can definitely say it is most successful in lightweight jerseys, which to be fair to Style Arc is what they suggest.  This is a polka dot print ITY jersey and is ideal for this dress.




I found on my previous version that the cowl neckline has a tendency to show the wrong side of the fabric so for this one I extended the cowl facing, not really understanding the pattern so the facing is asymmetrical and a right mess on the inside, but it seems to work!













14 comments:

Andrea said...

Love it!! Great tip on the neckline.

Mrs. Smith said...

I WANT A POLKA DOT DRESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This looks AMAZING on you!

Beth (SunnyGal Studio) said...

that looks so great on you. i am very tempted to get this pattern....

Faye Lewis said...

Your dresses are always so lovely Allison and so is this one!

Teri said...

That is really cute. I might need to add this pattern to my wishlist.

Stoffhamster said...

What a wonderful dress!! I love it!
Greetings from germany, Bettina

Vicki said...

Lovely. It does sit very nicely in the soft jersey. Merry Christmas!

themateriallady said...

That dress looks lovely - and very useful for many occasions. Well done Allison

T. Sedai said...

Cute! Love it in the dots.

Irene said...

Polka dots! My favourite! Gorgeous dress! Have a very happy Christmas!

Gail said...

Polka dot knit - a rare and fabulous combination. Love this!

Sharon said...

Another great version and love polka dots. Good idea for the cowl neckline as well.

velosewer said...

I see this as a great LBD dress. It's a great fit.

KathyS said...

Black and white spotty fabric and a cowl - a fabulous combination. It's a gorgeous dress and a great fit.