Here’s another early summer make – an Appleton dress, a plus-sized sewing pattern by Cashmerette.
I made this dress in the last minute for a friend’s wedding, when I felt like I didn’t have anything dressy enough to wear for a hot July day. It was just the pattern to use too – straight-forward construction with the easy fit of a knit.
I’ve never worn a true wrap dress before, and I am totally hooked now. There is something so glamorous about wrapping the slinky fabric around yourself.
And the silhouette! I really feel quite beautiful wearing this dress. I wonder if there is a way to bring this shape into my every-day where without being impractical.
Cashmerette Appleton Dress
- Fabric: Polyester ITY knit from Jo-Ann Fabrics
- Pattern: Appleton Dress by Cashmerette
- Measurements: Height – 5’10”, Bust – 41 inches, Waist – 40 inches, Hips – 50.5 inches
- Size / Adjustments: I graded out from size 16 B/C in shoulders to a 22 in the hips. This is a very extreme adjustment, but I managed it by starting out just below the bottom of the arm hole and finishing it 10 inches below the waistline. The ITY knit has a heavy drape which also helps the side seams lay nicely. I did not add length to this pattern which was really surprising, but I wanted it a little bit shorter than it is shown on the pattern envelope.
This dress is such a great staple to have in my wardrobe. I have already worn it again for another date night, and I am sure I will be wearing it more in the future. If you are in the plus-size range, I really recommend trying it out!