Oh Fall how I have missed you! By mid-August I am a thousand percent done with summer and start dreaming of cold weather sewing. Of course it’s still pretty warm here most days so I’m all about a transitional dress like the Deer Creek from New Horizons Designs.
I’ve been eyeing this pattern since it came out and finally bought it during their Labor Day sale this year. Why oh why did I wait so long!?
This is a dolman sleeve dress that can be made in short or long sleeve. It also has a tunic variation that I’m going to have to try soon too. The dress length comes just to the calf which is a length that I don’t always find flattering on my body but the curved hem makes it work. I think if I make it next year for warm weather I’ll shorten the skirt a bit.
I made a straight medium according to my measurements and it fits great and is so comfortable. I did add a little length to the elastic in my second one because I get a little fussy if things are too tight around my middle.
The first one I made was this black “Jolene” print double brushed poly (DBP) from Knitpop. I’ve been holding on to this fabric specifically for this dress and it’s everything I hoped it would be.
The second is this beautiful mustard yellow floral DBP that I picked up from Fabric Mart also just for this dress. I’m looking forward to pairing these with boots and a scarf for a cute winter outfit.
I did make a few changes in the order of assembly because of my personal preferences but otherwise the directions were clear and easy to follow. I also made a mistake assembling the waistband the first time but that was on me for not following the directions. When I went back and made a second one it was pretty clear in the instructions what I did wrong. This is what I get for sewing while listening to podcasts.
All in all a totally positive review from me. This a fantastic dress pattern.