I recently had the privilege to test sew this lovely pattern, the Marbella Dress pattern. This pattern for me was love at first sight. It can be so many things! I can be a professional work dress, a dress to wear to a wedding and other fancy occasions, a going out dress, a dress to wear during the day… You name it!!
The pattern has lots of great features: Princess seams in the bust (making bust adjustments super easy), an invisible zipper in the back, a tulip shaped skirt, fully lined and unlined options and pockets!! While it’s not a beginner pattern, the instructions really walk you through each step with very clear illustrations and directions.
I love that the pattern has different bodice pieces for each bust size. It definitely makes it the muslin process easier!
This version that I sewed up is from Joann’s spring line. I can’t wait to sew it again in a knit fabric to make a version that is a bit more casual for day to day wear.
I also think this would make a great holiday dress in a thicker fabric (maybe with some sparkle??).
The pattern can be purchased here and is on sale for 20% off (regular $15, no coupon code needed!) for the first month!! Definitely snatch this pattern up! Also, there is a giveaway! Head on over to Itch to Stitch blog to enter and to see the other ladies on the blog tour!