Really well put together. Dress is so versatile and gorgeous. The instructions are clear and easy to follow.
Perfect for sequins!
The Upton Expansion pack allowed me to get a perfect fit easily with less seams to remove all the sequins from. I drafted the waistband from Upton 1101 onto the princess seam bodice and used a self drafted circle skirt. Excellent instructions and instantly accessible with the download version. I made the size 20 with G/H cup in reversible sequins for a gala night at the theatre.
A big smile from my niece
As a big busted girl my niece has always struggled to find clothes that fit her properly and either felt constricted or relegated to "tent" fits. I made her the Upton in tea length as a formal dress for a wedding and she felt beautiful and comfortable. SCORE! As the seamstress: I could choose a size that needed very little adjustment and the dress came together very easily. I chose to line the cap sleaves to reduce hem bulk and added horsehair weave in the skirthem for that little extra oomph - also very easy additions to the pattern. Thank you from us both.
I did it!
I followed the sew along to the letter and made the dress (princess seams, pleated skirt, cap sleeves). It took me a couple of weeks including the muslins, but I ended up w a dress that I wasn’t embarrassed to wear to a party (yay me!). I’ve already got the fabric for a second version that I’m hoping to finish before we head to the beach for a quick getaway.
This pattern has helped me conquer my fear of fitting woven garments! The sizing calculator on the website was spot on - I just added a bit of width to the back as I seem to have broad shoulders!
The dress is such a lovely silhouette and the darts shaped it beautifully.
There are so many options with the expansion pack. I'm planning a v-neck front and back with princess seams next.
Instructions were really clear and easy to follow.