Rivermont Dress & Top
Breeze from day to night with the Rivermont Dress and Top! Choose from two sophisticated options: a fitted sheath dress with slash pockets and optional kick pleat, or a classic peplum top that highlights your curves. Both views offer three sleeve lengths - short, elbow or long - and are designed for ponte knits, so you're comfortable in any season. Whether unwinding at happy hour or turning heads on date night, the Rivermont is just your style!
SEWING LEVEL: Advanced Beginner
SIZING: 12 to 28, in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H).
RECOMMENDED FABRIC: Mid-weight ponte knit or light-weight scuba/neoprene, with at least 40% stretch. Note: if your fabric is heavier, use a lighter jersey for pocket facing to reduce bulk.
INTERFACING: 1/4" yard (0.3m) lightweight knit interfacing (45"/115cm wide)
NOTIONS: Ballpoint or stretch needle, thread, twin needle (optional).
This dress is incredibly comfortable and fits like a dream! The peplum hangs nicely and the dress has pockets that you can really get half your arm into.
I made a test version of the dress in cheap ponte (95% polyester) and both the top and the dress in some lovely 95% viscose ponte. The comfort (and even the fit) can’t be compared- both the top and dress feel dreamy on!
This makes a really great dress that is comfortable and extremely flattering. It has loads of possibilities depending on colour blocking and fabric pattern. It is a great pattern even though I found the darts a little challenging on the first one. I would recommend basting seam joins to make sure they match up as it says in the little book (on the next page to where I was at, but never mind!). I highly recommend this pattern and plan on making several more.
Ponte knit, 18 E/F (I wear a 36H), easy sew and will make more to get me out of my basic black. Thanks!
The Rivermont dress is a great pattern, easily assembled and the fit is very flattering. I'm long waisted so I make an adjustment to every pattern. I made it in pink scuba and go rave reviews. I've already cut it again in ponte. I'm becoming quite a Cashmerette fan - more patterns please!
This pattern came together so easy. Lovely to make and comfy to wear.