Upton Dress & Skirt Plus Mix & Match Expansion Pack
I loved this pattern! It made my first time making box pleats easy. Now the invisible zipper that was another story (haha), but that is my limitation in being all thumbs. I still think it turned out lovely 😍
Ordered quite a few patterns as i live in uk, and postage was a bit expensive, so it was worth my while my first make was the upton dress the size cal said to cut 14gh with 3" bust adjustment and grading to a 16 at the waist after toile to the top part graded to 18 at the waist with no fba and fits beautifully had loads of nice comments on the pattern where have you been all my life great pattern very good easy instructions glad i bought more patterns harrison blouse us going to be my next one
I love these patterns. They are made for women with curves. I happen to have a large cup size but have a smaller frame. I can easily adjust these patterns. Thank you!!!
Adding on to the review done on November 2022. This is my hands down favorite pattern.
I made three dresses, and another person made the fourth. The dress is beautiful, and I made an organza overlay, which was encased in a waistband that was clasped at the back, which is hidden by the bow.
All of them came out wonderfully, and they looked so pretty! The sleeves were the same organza as the overlay, and I did end up raising the neckline about an inch. I just wanted to share!
I love that it can fit anyone! From the littlest of the young ladies, to our adults.
Really easy to put together!
The skirt though was not done by the pattern. I cut 3 lengths of fabric, 58" wide, so the selvage edges are top to bottom. Cut edge on top was serged to allow for gathering.
the back side, I serged each edge, and sewed up the back till I got to the zipper line. Then, I folded it into half and half again, marked the halves and pinned the front and sides, and then divided each section, then sewed it to the bodice. It makes for a very full waist, and a very full skirt, which can fit over a hoop. The other one, (the one I did not make) was for a smaller person, so they graded the sides a bit, to ease the gathers so it was easier to sew. All four looked wonderful for the reception.
I was searching for a dress for a formal event and I couldn't find anything that I just loved. I had an idea in my head and so I started googling around for Independent patterns. I came up on this one and saw that it had the ball skirt separately! I'm just delving back into sewing after a few years off and thought this would be the perfect project to make! I ended up modifying the dress into just the top and did the ball skirt separately. But this pattern made it so easy to modify into the exact vision I had!