I have a soft spot for asymmetrical patterns. So when I saw the Brianna Dress by DG Patterns* I instantly loved it. Today I am part of the DG patterns blog tour. We are all showing one of the patterns by DG patterns. At the bottom of the post you can see who else is participating, a discount code by our sponsor Southern Bell Fabrics and the fabric giveaway. Enjoy!
The Brianna Dress has two asymmetrical features, the dress itself has a asymmetrical shape and there is an asymmetrical neckline option. It also has a round and a V-shape neckline option, so there are three different necklines from which you can choose. I of course chose the asymmetrical neckline.
Usually when I start with a pattern I cut my pattern pieces before I start reading the instructions, I know, not always the best approach. This time I browsed through the instructions and luckily I found out in time that you have to tape two pattern pieces together before cutting the fabric. Other than that, the dress is an easy sew and the result looks great. There is a sale during the tour, use FRESHSTART50 to get a discount of 50% on your purchase!
There are several sleeve lengths included in the pattern, short sleeve, elbow sleeve and long sleeve length. I chose the long sleeve length. Still I found them a bit short for my liking. I attached a piece of petrol fabric to the end of my sleeves, just like I did previously in this t-shirt
. However, I did not like the result the dress looked more like a nightgown that a nice dress. I am always intrigued to see that certain things are great on some garments and fabric, while they turn out completely different with a different pattern or piece of clothing. So after looking at several length options I decided to just sew on a small piece at the end of the sleeves. I am happy with the result.
The dress is designed for jersey fabric. This time I followed the instructions in the pattern and used a soft jersey. I think the dress is very flattering (you do not see anything from the Christmas eating festivities), it looks great and is still very comfortable to wear. Definitely a dress I sew again. This time I used a fabric with a busy graphic. Below you see the Brianna dress in a uni-coloured fabric, a totally different result.
Fabric: Spark, Aqua by Nosh (I order directly at Nosh, but they do not sell it anymore)
Pattern: Brianna Dress by DG Patterns
Welcome to the Fresh Start Tour
It’s that time of year where we’re thinking about getting a fresh start on our habits, new wardrobes, and trying new things. Join me and my fellow bloggers this week as we showcase how we’re getting a Fresh Start with DG Patterns. (Be sure to read on to learn about our sponsor giveaway)
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Oh wat een mooi stofje!Leuke jurk geworden.
The dress came out so cute. I really like how it looks in a graphic print.
Dank je wel! De stof lag al even in mijn kast, ik vond hem ook zo mooi!
Thank you so much! I am also happy with the result!
Ziet er erg leuk uit!
Your fabric selection is PERFECT for this dress. Well done!!
I love your dress, both the fabric and the pattern suit you really well!
Heel mooi. Hij lijkt me heerlijk te zitten