Holyoke Maxi Dress & Skirt
I love the Holyoke dress! It's so feminine and easy to wear. The princess seams make it beautifully fitted, while the elastic back waist makes it easy to pull on. I've already made 4 Holyokes, and have more planned!
So far I've only made the skirt but I love it! Can't wait to make the dress version for spring. The only thing is, during construction, I wondered if I should be doing a few extra steps, i.e. understitching the pockets and waistband facing. But that's just me being a bit of a perfectionist and sometimes those steps don't make a noticeable difference. Love all my Cashmerette patterns. Thanks Jenny and team :)
I made a knee-length version in a flowered cotton poplin and it's the perfect summer going-to-dinner dress. I followed the Cashmerette Size Calculator and the fit is perfect the first time. It's exactly the summer dressI was looking for!
I have made this a couple of times now and find i get lots of compliments whenever i wear it! I very flattering pattern especially for those with a mum tum, some struggle with the construction, it felt alien to completely build the front and then the back rather than the top and then bottom but it works and I am really pleased with it. I will be making more.
Great design, easy make. I have a very, very happy 6 foot customer with a maxi dress that fits perfectly and makes her feel beautiful. No pattern walks on water; make a toile first to tweak fit. Note to serger warriors: On the button placket and waist facings, instead of folding 1/4 inch under and hand stitching, serge 1/4 inch off, iron those babies down and top stitch for less bulk.