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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!

Groove Dress-01

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!

Groove Dress-03

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!

Groove Dress-04This 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!

  • Olu

    April 15, 2016 at 7:07 pm Reply

    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

    • Diana

      April 16, 2016 at 1:09 am Reply

      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 Brissos

    April 16, 2016 at 11:37 am Reply

    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

    • Diana

      April 16, 2016 at 2:22 pm Reply

      Thank you Patrícia! You’re so sweet! 😀 I think you’re going to like this one.

  • Patricia

    April 19, 2016 at 3:21 pm Reply

    I just bought the Groove patterns because of your version! It´s perfect 😉

    • Diana

      April 19, 2016 at 8:48 pm Reply

      Thanks Patrícia! You’ll love it!

  • Meg

    April 23, 2016 at 9:02 am Reply

    Love this! Your version inspired me to buy the pattern and make myself a Groove Dress!

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