Today we have the distinct honor of bringing you a brand-spankin' new dress from a newbie designer. I guess that's one of the most exciting things about the revolution that PDFs have brought to the pattern industry. No longer are we confined to the Big 4 or self-drafting. Purchasing PDFs online has literally opened up a world of amazing designs and talented designers. Now, on your own, new-to-you designs can be kind of scary. Never fear...Pattern Revolution is here! We give you a sneak peek of the pattern so that you have an idea of what you're getting for your hard earned PayPal bucks. So today, we're introducing you to Erin from Brooklyn Pattern Co. and her fabulous Franklin Dress!
I won't keep you any longer...here's Kara with her review!
Hi y'all! It's Kara from Sweeter Than it Seams. I feel like I have been away from the blog for a very long time. It's only been a few weeks but I've missed y'all. I hope you are ready for a little taste of Spring today. I'm sewing up the Franklin Dress by Brooklyn Pattern Co. The Brooklyn Dress is the only pattern she has right now, but man oh man is it cute!
Let's start off with some basics:
- Pattern sizes 6m-8
- Fabric Suggestions (mostly cottons)
- Notions list
- Fabric Requirements chart
- Body Measurement chart
- Cutting Layout
- Pattern Pieces
I am accustomed to PDF patterns giving every single step with photos. The Franklin pattern is a little bit different. I would say this pattern is more for an intermediate sewist.
There are computer drafted illustrations that guide you through the construction of the garment, but you need to know the basics. Every little step is not spelled out for you, you need to rely on your knowledge of garment making to complete this dress. The dress is fairly simple for an experienced sewist, but a beginner may have a difficult time.
The fit is flowy and loose, which makes for a super comfy dress. The sleeves are 3/4 length, so I think this will be a really great spring dress.
The pockets are a great addition, my little loves a pocket!
There are great details on this dress that keep it simple but add a touch of class. The pleats and buttons are very simple but give the bodice a little extra interest and texture. This is also a great little number for the spring. The 3/4 sleeves are perfect for the changing of seasons and fabric choice will make the dress suit the season.
Put this on your must-sew list today!