My name is Rachel. I’m an apparel sewist, sewing blogger, and the host of the Maker Style Podcast – it’s lovely to meet you all!
Today I’m teaming up with Hart’s Fabric to share my version of the Closet Case Ebony Dress made with a cotton-spandex from Art Gallery’s Sage Collection. Both the pattern and fabric were sent to me at the beginning of the month, and here’s what I came up with!
While the whole Sage collection really spoke to me, with its bold colours and sweeping florals, I chose the Yuma Lemon Mist because I thought it would be really fresh for spring. I don’t wear a whole lot of prints like this because I think they can get a little busy for my taste, but I thought the brush-stroke effects made this print look extremely sophisticated – almost Anthropologie inspired, you know? It’s also a surprisingly wearable yellow, and this is coming from someone who doesn’t usually wear yellow.
This was my very first time working with Art Gallery knits and I was genuinely surprised by the quality. The texture is spongy, and the texture doesn’t distort when you stretch it. Even though the background of this print is white, it’s pretty opaque and I don’t need to be overly conscious of my underwear choices while wearing it – super nice!
Moving onto the pattern, this is the dress length version of the Ebony pattern. I chose the 3/4 length sleeve, deep scoop neckline and I sewed up the size zero. One thing I really like about this pattern is that the sizing goes down to a 31″ bust – small boob ladies, rejoice!
The style of this dress is easy fitting and swing-y. I was able to sew it up in an hour and a bit, making it a great wardrobe builder if you’re looking to add some comfortable knit dresses to your closet this spring. I’ve been loving wearing it with a pair of brown booties lately, but I can see this style working well with a pair of white tennis shoes or camel coloured sandals.
Who here is ready for spring? I would love to know what prints and colours have been getting you in the mood for better weather!
Thanks, Rachel! We are so happy to have you join our blog today.