Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Sadie Slip Dress - Tessuti Patterns

Julia Bobbin - Sadie Slip Dress - Tessuti Patterns
Julia Bobbin - Sadie Slip Dress - Tessuti Patterns

If there was a hierarchy of luxury fabrics, bias cut silk must sit somewhere at the top.

This new little dress ticks all the boxes:
  • comfy
  • glam
  • easy to make
The Pattern

It's the Sadie Slip Dress by Tessuti Patterns.

This classic dress is cut on the bias for a form flattering, loose fitting style that can be both dressed up or down.

Julia Bobbin - Sadie Slip Dress - Tessuti Patterns
Julia Bobbin - Sadie Slip Dress - Tessuti Patterns
Julia Bobbin - Sadie Slip Dress - Tessuti Patterns

The Fabric

This dress is made with a stunning silk satin from The Cloth Shop, Ivanhoe

It's glossy, moves like water and is such a vibrant orange.

The Details

I enclosed the seam allowance in delicate french seams and hemmed the dress with a narrow hem.

Thin silk spaghetti straps hold the dress together at the shoulders, with a scooped neck back, and a v-neck shaped front.

I shortened this dress from it's gorgeous midi length, as I was making it as part of a 'copy-cat' celebrity look - see Rihanna challenge below.

Julia Bobbin - Sadie Slip Dress - Tessuti Patterns
Julia Bobbin - Sadie Slip Dress - Tessuti Patterns
Julia Bobbin - Sadie Slip Dress - Tessuti Patterns

Rihanna Challenge

The most fabulous Faith St Juliette and I were chatting about how much we love Rihanna and her ever changing, fierce style. We decided it would be fun to try and recreate one of her looks.

I made this dress as part of that challenge and wore it with my Mimi G oversized jacket, Simplicity 8749 which I blogged about here.

You can check out the instagram post below to see the inspiration pic:


Final Thoughts

I'm so happy with how this dress turned out!

This style of dress is different to what I normally wear and throughout the making of this dress I had been full of doubts. I was convinced it wouldn't look any good on me; I pretty much never wear orange and I was worried bias cut silk might look unflattering on my curvy frame. But as it so happens with sewing, the moment the hem is done and the final stitch stitched, it all came together and I'm so pleased with the final look!

I love it dressed down with sneakers, or glammed up with heals and a coat. This dress is also super comfy and makes me feel fancy without going to too much effort; win!

Julia Bobbin - Sadie Slip Dress - Tessuti Patterns
Julia Bobbin - Sadie Slip Dress - Tessuti Patterns
Julia Bobbin - Sadie Slip Dress - Tessuti Patterns
Julia Bobbin - Sadie Slip Dress - Tessuti Patterns
Julia Bobbin - Sadie Slip Dress - Tessuti Patterns

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