I also had the privilege of testing Petite Stitchery and Co’s (goo.gl/4e4EWj) newest dress, the Women’s Flirt Fit and Flowy Dress. This dress took me back to a simpler time with its nod to the 80’s; a time that was still so rife with opportunities and potential. Everything was possible.
This pdf dress pattern has many options available for the purchaser: You can wear it as a slim fitting mini dress, a flowy midi, or a billowing maxi for your skirt. The pattern itself was a quick and easy sew, and the instructions were straightforward. The overlapping top is a flattering look for most, as it hides any imperfections, while the skirt is still gathered into a well-defined waist. The cherry on top? It has in-seam pockets as an option!!
I used gorgeous fabric from Seweird.com in a floral-printed double brushed poly, so that the dress felt like it was giving me a soft hug as I wore it. In order to make this pattern, you will also need elastic for the gathered skirt’s waistband, which is hidden inside in a fabric casing that you make.
I didn’t encounter any glaring issues with this pattern, but I did have to take around 6 inches off the bottom of the maxi length. I am 5’6″, but I cannot have my maxis covering my feet and draping behind (trip hazard for me).
Overall: Lovely pattern and dress!! Go and get one! Treat yourself!!