I love the Upton so much! Once I had the bodice fitted to my body, it's become my go to pattern to branch out from.
For my niece's wedding I attached a pencil skirt to the bodice in a bright cotton sateen stretch and got so many compliments for my dress, which cost me around 30$ but made me look like a million bucks!
The pleated skirt has been hacked into many a colourful skirt as well.
All in all, this has been a return on investment, both in terms of time and money, that all the other patterns in my collection can only dream of!
According the measurements I was one size. Infact they said if should have been tight and it was 4 sizes to big
Hi Elizabeth! We've reached out to you directly by email to help out - the Upton is a fitted style so if it's coming up 4 sizes too big something's definitely going wrong there. We an definitely get you in the right size!
Haven't sewn in at least a decade. I have a ton of vintage fabrics my mother brought back from travels to China and Scotland. I used a 50-yo shantung silk and it worked beautifully for this dress. I'm pretty sure my issues, especially with grading sizes, is more due to operator error than anything to do with the pattern! I want to join the monthly club, just trying to justify the $$$ right now.
Thank you Cashmerette for making patterns that fit! Having conquered the "Harrison" shirt, I have moved onto the Upton. It has quickly become my "tried and true" pattern. I've completed two uptons - one in a drapey rayon print, and a party dress in silk taffeta (pictured). I made both with princess seams, which I have found easier to fit. Taking the online fitting courses has helped me work through issues with confidence and improve the fit. My adjustments include lowering the bust apex and waist about 1 inch. I particularly like how this pattern looks in a crisper fabric like the taffeta. I plan to make a (not too fluffy) petticoat to wear under my Uptons when I feel like a little more defined shape in the skirt. I've gotten some great compliments on both my Uptons and will be cutting out a third this weekend. I can't say enough good things about Cashmerette and their products. After years of fitting disasters and frustration, I've got my sewing mojo back. I feel like nothing can stop me!
I bought this pattern as my daughter wanted this style for her wedding dress.
It was relatively easy to make and the results were amazing. Simple to follow instructions and lots of diagrams meant that the dress was completed very quickly. I would make this style again for a less formal event.