Upton Dress & Skirt Plus Mix & Match Expansion Pack
This was my first Cashmerette pattern and I loved making this dress. I always have to adjust patterns to fit properly but this was just so easy! I’m only 5’, so shortened bodice and skirt length, then graded up waist and hip. I need to do a bit more adjustment in the bust, my fault, changed my underwear choice, and made more of a difference than I thought it would. Loved the end result and got lots of compliments. Wore a tulle petticoat as well to get the full skirt effect. Can’t recomend highly enough.
This pattern is honestly one of the most useful I have ever bought! It has so many options that the hardest part is making the decision about which to make. I’ve made a linen tea-length gored skirt and a beautiful viscose princess seam v-neck and back knee length dress for myself. I have loads more planned. The instructions are so straightforward and guide you through every step. I adore it!
The Upton Expansion pack is the first Cashmerette pattern I have used. I am 5'3" tall and using the size calculator I made the 8 C/D bust and the 6 waist and let the pleats fall perfectly from the waist. I made two bodice muslins first. I made both the princess and the darted bodice and could not believe they were both perfect. I used the darted bodice for my dress as I had a beautiful cotton fabric from Gorgeous Fabrics and did not want to interrupt the print with seams. I made no alterations at all, even in the length of the bodice. I did not have to make a swayback adjustment, the V-neck does not gape when I sit and move, the 3/4 length sleeves are the perfect length and I am thrilled. The only change I made was to drop a simple lining into the skirt. I stitched it onto the bottom seam of the waistband and then handstitched the bodice lining over the seam as the pattern directions call for.
I will definitely be making so many more of these as well as all the Cashmerette Club patterns I am accumulating.
Like all of Cashmerette patterns the drafting and fit of this pattern is on point. The suggested size for my measurements are always exact and I get a great fit with my garments. I get so many compliments when I wear my upton dress. I am one happy customer and will be referring Cashmerette to my other sewing sisters.