I was one of the lucky ladies to try out the Out and About Dress by Sew Caroline for the blog tour of her new pattern. It has been so fun to watch Caroline’s blog progress over the last few months as she has released her first pattern and fabric line. I couldn’t be more excited for her success.
I did make a few changes to make the dress more like my inspiration. I lowered the back neckline by about 4 inches into a dip. I just thought it was a little bit more youthful feeling. I also chose an in-between length for the skirt – more midcalf – instead of maxi or knee length. I omitted the band at the bottom of the sleeve and added about 10 inches to both the front and back skirt panels for more gathering and width.
The fabric is my favorite bamboo knit from Mood fabrics in NYC. I have used this fabric for so many projects. It has a gorgeous drape and weight to it and washes up really well without pilling. I’m a big fan.
I love my Out and About Dress. It’s so versatile and easy to wear. Every version that I have seen has been so different and specific to the sewers taste. After seeing Adventures in Dressmaking’s gray version I want to sew one just like it for everyday wear. If you want to see all of the other Out and About Dresses on the blog tour then check out these links: