Groove dress . Made It Patterns
Lately, most of the clothes I make for myself come from pattern testing. Since my collection of patterns has been growing over the years, I try to be wise when it comes to buy a new one. I do a mental checklist… does it offer many options… is the designer someone I admire and trust… can I hack it… But every now and then, a new one comes along that you just have to have it! For me it’s the Groove Dress from Made It Patterns. I’ve had it on my mind since I saw the tester call (unfortunately I didn’t test it 🙁 ).
I love wearing dresses and it’s probably the item of clothing I’ve sewn the most for me. You just put them on and you’re good to go. Dress them up with heels or dress them down with tennis shoes, anyway, you always look put together.
You know when you find that pattern that you want to sew in every fabric in your stash?! For me it’s the Inari Tee Dress and now… the Groove Dress. I can totally see myself wearing nothing more but these two dresses the whole summer.
I’m a big fan of Made it Patterns ever since I tested their summer collection Fold | 2. Their patterns are always well thought out and very original. This dress is no exception!
Although I made a short sleeve version, you can actually make this dress for every season. It has loads of options for sleeves and necklines. And who can resist a hi-lo hemline?!!
The fabric is a beautiful jersey from The Sweet Mercerie. A friend pointed out to me that it had a Keith Haring vibe to it and that just made me love it even more!
So let me get back to my checklist: Does it offer many options? Check… Are the designers someone I admire and trust? Check… Can I hack it? Check… (it’s actually perfect as it is!)
I guess this was a very smart buy after all!
This will be my entry for April’s Project Sew It. Thank you for the inspiration Celina.
Can hardly wait for May because of my biiiirthdaaaaayyy!
OluApril 15, 2016 at 7:07 pm
I love your version Diana. This style really, really suits you. The fabric you used is perfect. Thank you for all your lovely comments. I hope you can test next time. I was overwhelmed by the amount of people who applied to test the Groove Dress and took in more than I had originally planned.
May I use one of your pictures for our Wall of Fame? And may I ask what size you made? Feel free to answer by email if you don’t want the whole world knowing 🙂 Thank you x
DianaApril 16, 2016 at 1:09 am
Thanks Olu! Feel free to use one of the pictures. I made size 18. Patterns tests can be quite overwhelming. I’m glad so many people loved your dress and wanted to test for you.
Patricia BrissosApril 16, 2016 at 11:37 am
My friend I might have to buy that pattern because you told me the Inari was good and I believed you and it became my favourite also so I trust your taste on dresses you look great with by the way
DianaApril 16, 2016 at 2:22 pm
Thank you Patrícia! You’re so sweet! 😀 I think you’re going to like this one.
PatriciaApril 19, 2016 at 3:21 pm
I just bought the Groove patterns because of your version! It´s perfect 😉
DianaApril 19, 2016 at 8:48 pm
Thanks Patrícia! You’ll love it!
MegApril 23, 2016 at 9:02 am
Love this! Your version inspired me to buy the pattern and make myself a Groove Dress!
DianaApril 23, 2016 at 9:26 am
Thank you Meg! How wonderful! That makes me very happy!
MegApril 29, 2016 at 2:05 am
Here it is!!
DianaApril 30, 2016 at 10:54 am
Thanks for sharing! 😀
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