Upton Dress & Skirt Plus Mix & Match Expansion Pack
My project was to sew the Upton skirt, I have avoided skirts for years because of my waistline. Taking my waist measurements sitting down, as recommended, made for a great fit. The skirt was straightforward to make, no adjustments to make at all. The tutorial on the web helped to refresh my memory about how to sew in a zipper. I used beautiful quilting cotton fabric on the gored skirt and it hangs beautifully. More skirts are in my future!
I love the Cashmerette Upton dress pattern and the expansion pack for it.
I had not made a dress for over thirty years, and was unsure if I would be able to do it. However, the instructions are clear and easy to follow and the pattern is so versatile.
I have already made two summer dresses and have the fabric ready to make another two, all slightly different. I also have plans in my head for further variations to make for winter dresses and for a more formal evening dress.
I just finished my muslin for the gored tea length skirt and it was easy peasy lemon squeezy! I love this pattern because it was a dream to grade from one size to the next for a little help around my tummy. Next up - another Montrose Top to complete this look. Then back to the Upton Dress and Skirt Expansion Pack! So many styles to choose from! Thanks so much for these great patterns. When people give me complements, I'm proud to say, "Cashmerette!"
I'm new to Cashmerette patterns but totally in love with them for the great fit and the pieces go together so well.
The Upton is a great dress on the original but the expansion pack variations are just awesome. Whether the darted or princess tops, sleeveless, sleeved and then with the choice of skirts - the only problem is deciding which combination to make.
I love the fit, perfect neck and bust but for me personally I lengthen the top to the waist by 1 inch / 3cm but such a joy not to have to do a FBA and also the pattern pieces just fit together so wonderfully well making them a dream to make.
Even for beginners, just follow the instructions carefully, use the step by step guide if needed and at the end a huge sense of achievement and a wonderful dress / skirt or top to enjoy wearing.
So in summary.... I love this pack, the styles & choices, dress up or really dress up - whatever your choice you'll feel amazing.