Hi everyone, I hope all is well with you. It has been so rainy here in Atlanta, however, I went outside and sat on my patio, and just enjoyed the rainy air. There is something about the look of the trees and the smell of the air after it rains that I love. I am so excited to write about a new pattern that I have added to my “favorite pattern” box. I was asked to test a new pattern for Pattern Scout, and boy did I learn a lot. Because of this pattern testing opportunity, I have gained so much respect and adoration for the designer, Casey Sibley. She took our feedback so seriously, and also made sure to take our suggestions and implement it into the pattern. She made us feel that our opinions were so very important, that is the kind of character and business mindset that will make me want to spend money and buy patterns. Also, her patterns are amazing and so well designed.
The Romy Wrap Top and Dress
The Romy is a blousey wrap top or dress pattern with pleat details and 3/4″ sleeves, button or snap closure on the sleeve cuffs and on the sides of the dress to close the wrap. There is a peplum and a knee-length wrap dress version with a curved high-low hemline. I made the dress version, because I need more summer dresses in my closet. I absolutely love this pattern because it not only instructs you on how to put the garment together, it also covers different techniques such as gathering, sewing pleats, installing plackets, flat felled sleeves, etc. If you are not a novice sewer, you will definitely learn a few finishing and sewing techniques while constructing this pattern.
I used snaps instead of buttons
I used a plaid lightweight cotton that I have had in my stash for about a year. I purchased it from a local fabric warehouse in Atlanta called Fine Fabrics.
The pattern ranges from sizes 0-30 with options for B,C, or D cup bust sizes. I cut a size 10 B cup. I honestly did not have to make any alterations. I didn’t have to shorten the length of my dress to fit my 5″3 frame. I love the fit of the dress and the cut of it as well.
No modifications were made, as I was testing for the company, so I made it as is. However, I do plan on playing around with the length and doing a small modification in the near future.
Final Thoughts on the Romy top and Dress Pattern
I believe that this pattern is a classic style that will stand the test of time. The fact that there is a top and dress version so that sewers can be versatile with their looks makes me love it even more. I believe that this pattern is for intermediate to advanced sewers due to some of the details that you are asked to create in this pattern. However, I feel that with the glossary and wonderful instructions that are provided in this pattern, beginners can even try their hands at it. Please do use a muslin first though.
There is a bloused back design on the bodice
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