This is the toile for the high necked dress pattern I developed in my pattern making class at Workspace-FADS and from which I made my Lottie dress.
It was lying about with all the hems unfinished, so I spent 20 minutes or so finishing it off and I was able to wear it for a dinner with the family on a rather cool evening.
It is made from some gorgeous fabric that I bought from Knitwit. I had too much for a top, so knew it had to be a dress, but I couldn’t decide what sort of dress; this pattern turned out to be perfect.
I really like this pattern and have made one more dress from it – to be revealed when I am in colder climes. It has a bit of a 1960s feel, sort of a tent/swing dress, without being too full. The split top raglan sleeves form a dart at the shoulder, which is what gives it the nice shoulder shaping. The raglan sleeves are also really comfortable.
This dress will be perfect for autumn, but in the meantime I shall be wearing it whenever we have a cool evening.
15 thoughts on “High necked dress toile”
Great job Sue. It looks comfortable. Nice raglan sleeve. Beautiful color and fabric.
Thank you, I’m so glad to have it out of the stash.
The perfect pattern to showcase this gorgeous fabric. The raglan sleeves fit beautifully.
Thanks Jean, I am really pleased with this one.
Lovely simple dress to showcase the fabric. Really like the raglan sleeve. (I made a top out of a teal version of the fabric, so soft and comfortable vet special at the same time)
I remember your teal version, Barbara. I was going to shamelessly copy but I had too much fabric and couldn’t bear to waste it!
I love this dress for winter! It really suits you, and could be very useful here. I’ve just bought Burda 6990 which has a similar neckline, and I’m wondering if I could cheat and make this into a dress. Although we don’t have many good knits in the UK, certainly not warm ones!
I just checked out the pattern and I think it would work. I have made another of these dresses from a Missoni wool fabric – can you find something like this in the UK?
It is a lovely colour. I like using fancy fabric with “plain” patterns. And the weight looks just right too. Perfect choice.
Thank you Linda, it will be perfect when Autumn comes.
Gorgeous colour and the style looks lovely on you.
Thank you Sharon. This would actually look really good on you!
What fabulous fabric, and the dress is a great showcase for it. It will make cooler nights very chic.
Thanks Kim, I am looking forward to autumn already!