I am so loving getting into sewing for myself more! It is so fun to make up something and not have paid a fortune for it!
I especially love it when what I’ve made is fast and easy. That was definitely the case with my new favorite dress!
I quickly signed up for the Casual Lady dress – I just love the ease and simplicity of this pattern! It’s a simple knit sheath dress – sleeveless, easy to sew and so versatile!
I made mine up in this lightweight burgundy sweater knit that is so crazy soft. I think it will be perfect for fall and winter – I can pair it with tights and boots, or even leggings and flats on nice days.
I followed the pattern exactly – the facing was very easy to sew and I love that the armholes are just turned under and hemmed. I wanted the dress to hit just above my knee – so I put in a wide 1 1/2″ hem. I love the way the bigger hem looks – so fun.
I can pair it with any belt and sweater too – and it makes a super comfortable outfit that looks nice! I love it.
It really was so fast too – I think start to finish (including piecing the pattern and cutting out) the whole dress only took me about 2 hours. Hello awesomeness.
The Casual Lady pattern includes the dress version and a top version as well. These are so great for summer, or winter with a cute sweater!
I’ve made the top before as well – with a few adjustments. I used the basics of it to create this Anthro Knockoff top. Super easy and fun to do!
Go To Patterns is having a fab sale right now too, if you’re sewing along with Kids Clothes Week! This sale is through Oct. 26 so hurry over so you can take advantage of the deals!
I am a Go To Patterns affiliate – but I really love all the patterns she carries! There are always great deals and so many fabulous designs there!
The Casual Lady is a great starter pattern if you’ve never worked with knits before – or even if you are just starting out with apparel sewing! The pattern is super easy to understand and fast to sew – and when you’re done you have one of those dresses that you end up wearing every week. Win win!