Friday, April 23, 2010

Evening Empire Dress Pattern Review

I had a lot of yardage left from my shower curtain, and after seeing it up I thought it would make a great dress! Not wanting to look like a Flamenco dancer, I used Anna Maria Horner's Evening Empire Dress Pattern. I've been wanting this pattern for over a year!

Pattern Description:
empire waisted gown, side zipper
Pattern Sizing:
xs-xl, I made the xs
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I wish it had pockets...only because a dress with pockets is like heaven to me
Fabric Used:
quilting cotton, I should have used a much lighter fabric so it would drape better, but i was going for a trial run on the pattern with some scraps i had on hand...
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will definitely be sewing this again as well as the other variations of this dress. I would recommend it but stress to use a very light weight fabric!
This was my first time sewing a dress for myself and my second try at an invisible zipper. It was wearable on my first try, which is a good thing! I really do love this dress!

I think it's the perfect dress for summer.


  1. Your dress turned out really cute! I linked over from I don't remember where, love the blog. Do you mind if I follow along?

  2. Super cute! I love the color combination and the geometric design at the hem.

  3. I love this dress pattern too! I have been looking forward to making one come warmer weather=) Yours turned out very nicely!

  4. How does this dress close? Does it have a zipper back or is it shirred?



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