Upton Dress & Skirt Plus Mix & Match Expansion Pack
I made this for Christmas, in two colors, a black, slightly sparkly top with the skirt in black with an electric blue pattern. I used scuba which is fab to sew with, and the dress came out beautifully - easy pattern to make and adjust (I made the bodice a wee bit longer as I have a long body). and good clear instructions.
I ordered this pattern for an evening dress being made for a portfolio course. I was so amazed by the range of style features and adjusting the dress for a superb fit was easy. It is one of the dresses I am most proud of and is one I will be making again and again. I also used Jenny’s book “Ahead of the Curve” to make sure the dress fitted perfectly. The Upton dress instructions are excellent with clear diagrams. The dress has everything I need in a design and I have had many compliments on the finished garment.
I made it in a 10GH. I almost cried after trying on the bodice. It was a perfect fit on the bust. Even the apex was at the right height. I made the princess seam version and will try the darted version in the near future. I had to do a narrow back adjustment but that is normal and very simple I barely even noticed. Such a treat to need no FBA. I am currently cutting out the Appleton and have bought several other patterns. Thank you for doing the hard work!
Love the Upton dress pattern as there are so many variations from one pattern.
Perfect pattern for a full bust as there are cup sizes though I did have to lower the apex slightly and do a sloping shoulder adjustment, once I’d got it just right I made 4 dresses!
This pattern set is truly awesome. The mix-and-match mean that you can really explore and find a great fit for your body and make a lot of different dresses with one pattern. I have already made 3 different versions and am so pleased with the results. I have a really small chest but a wide waist/belly so buying dresses is all but impossible. I am so glad I decided to try making my own. Each one I make I get better at fitting and tailoring to my body. This really is a great pattern and a great fit for larger sizes.