This was my first foray into Cashmerette patterns. It was a pleasing experience. The size calculator to determine the right size to use was great. I made the dress for my curvey daughter-in-law and she loves it. I couldn't believe how easily the dress went together, with no gaping at the neck. With grading and other basic length adjustment, it is a near perfect fit. Will make smaller cap sleeves on the next one, due to living in the tropics. The only improvement needed are the tie end holes in the side seams. I will reinforce these next time, which I am hoping will make them easier to locate when putting the dress on.
I love my Appleton Dress! I was able to easily grade between sizes and the instructions were well written and easy to understand. It was also a quick sew, which was very gratifying. I can't wait to make another one!
I used the size calculator to determine how to cut out my Appleton dress, shaking my head all the way, I just knew anything with that many size changes wasn't going to fit. Well, it fits perfectly. Never, ever had I made something I didn't have to fuss with to fit this oddly-shaped body.. Very pleased. I added a simple pleated skirt so I could show off the border print and changed the shape of the sleeve. Will be making more of these. Now we just need to be let out of quarantine so I can wear it.
Easy to follow directions. Wish it had more options like a more flared skirt or suggestions on color blocking or finishing
This is a fantastic dress to sew and to wear!!!
It’s comfortable and can be incorporated in casual as well as smart ware. It’s a particularly well designed wrap dress, that doesn’t gape at the cleavage.