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!
You are such a stunner and this dress is PERFECT for you! I have always loved wrap dresses and this reminded me that I have not made one in a long long time 🙂 I should change that fact…soon.
This looks FAB on you! You nailed the grading between sizes- perfect fit! Isn’t it a great dress? I need to make another…
You look so gorgeous!!! There’s something so womanly and feminine about wrap dresses that I have always really liked. I love this dress on you – how perfect for a summer wedding!
Thanks, Emi! I am so glad I discovered this shape!
Jodi, you are a gorgeous and the dress looks stunning on you. The dress has such feminine silhouette.
You look gorgeous!! So beautiful!
Thank you! 🙂
This is fantastic. Great job!
Beautiful–you, your smile, the dress, this post. Thank you for sharing. God bless!
Thank you for such a sweet compliment.
This dress looks great on you, the fabric and wrap style look really flattering!It could be more casual or dressy the way you made it, depending on the print. If you could find a denim-look knit it would be a fun, every day dress.
I’m perusing Appleton review posts as I prepare to make one to wear to my high school reunion and my little brother’s wedding – this is so lovely on you! I’m glad you mentioned that you did not lengthen it – I am 5’8″ and thought I might need to but I like the length on you so perhaps I will actually end up shortening it.
Jodi Bonjour says
yeah. just cut it as is, and you can always shorten it as you hem.
have fun! This is a great pattern for a wedding!
Stunning! That dress looks so amazing on you Jodi. I LOVE a wrap dress, you can where them anywhere!
Hope you had a great date night!
I’m wondering if this would be suitable for a more “mature” woman?
absolutely. It is a classic shape and flattering on all body types.