I love the BundleUP sale because it brings so many different patterns together for a great price. You can choose which ones you want and the more you buy, the more you save! So, today's review features a versatile dress pattern for you which you can dress up or dress down. It would definitely be a great addition to any summer wardrobe. Today we have Lisa sharing her review and photos of the Misses Ginger Dress from Violette Field Threads, with additional photos from Gloria.
This pattern will be available in the Women's Bundle UP May 1-8 at a deep discount, and after May 22 at full price in the Violette Field Threads SHOP.
Hi everyone, Lisa here with the Ginger dress from Violette Field Threads ... and oh, what fun this dress is! Polka dots, cherries, cupcakes, flowers, novelty fabrics...now I can knock off a whole range of vintage inspired dresses. This is a dress that turns heads - I even had a passer-by take a snap of me on her phone while I was doing these photos.
The instructions and photos are very clear and easy to follow and there aren’t many pattern pieces so the cutting and assembly come together quite quickly. Ginger is designed to fit close to the body - so as with any women's fitted pattern, you may need to make your own adjustments to get a great fit. The pattern has instructions for blending sizes, if you need a different size for bust and waist. I also needed to make some of my own adjustments (taking in the top of the back and side seams a little) to get a perfect fit around the top of the bodice. It is definitely worth investing the time in a muslin.
There are three options for skirt length so you can get the vintage knee length hemline right for your height, or you can make it as a peplum top. The pattern has a simple hemmed skirt, but I opted for an exposed bias tape hem instead - because it gives the skirt that extra oomph and I just love the look of it. It did take nearly 7 metres (7 1/2 yards) of bias tape - but I think it was completely worth it. I'd never done an exposed zipper before, but this is the easiest and prettiest zipper ever - if you've never made anything with a zipper before, this is definitely the place to start.
Stunning, right? Check out Gloria's equally gorgeous take on the Ginger!