So when Anna offered me a copy of the pattern - titled 'Anna's Winter Dress Pattern' - she had created from a mix of other patterns to be specifically made in ponti, I jumped at the bit.
You see, I really love a good comfortable sack dress. Really, above and beyond any other garment, it is my favourite thing to wear. I don't wear them all the time, but a sack ticks all my boxes. Comfortable, forgiving, suitable for mummy-ing, and with just a tiny bit of shaping, quite flattering.
So here she is - my 'Anna's Winter Dress Pattern' made in Ribena Ponti from Tessuti.
|Awkward pose, but it was the only full-length photo Michael got!|
This pattern is very simple. Think a elongated long-sleeved t-shirt with a curved hem. Easy peasy. To make the hems and neckline nice on this dress I used a wonderful fusible knit stay tape that Anna gifted me - this stuff is magic. It irons on beautifully and makes sewing a curved hem on a knit a complete breeze. It is called Sewkeys E by Emma Seabrooke - Extremely Fine Fusible Knit Stay Tape. I believe Anna bought it from The Fashionable Stitch Shop.
I wore this to my job interview on Tuesday - I'm trying to get back into academic research again - and (fingers crossed) I think I scored myself another Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (hope I'm not jinxing anything!!!!). So I see this as my lucky dress.
I bought 1.5m of navy ponti from the Alannah Hill warehouse today (for the princely sum of $12 - that place is awesome) to make another one of these, although with full-length sleeves - so it will be around again soon!
Also, I've decided to record some of the details at the end of my posts that other bloggers use - mostly so I can record how much fabric, what size I make and the alterations etc. in a more ordered way. What do you think?
Pattern: Anna's Winter Dress Pattern
Fabric: 1.5m Ribena Ponti from Tessuti