Monday, 28 November 2016

Cosy Easy Dress for Winter

Here is a quick one. I made this dress from a soft Ponte Roma in two hours from cutting to wearing.

I used a free pattern from NEW LOOK to make this simple dress with raglan sleeves. Arm zips not for me thanks.

I cut a 12 but it had a lot of ease in the sleeves and underarm area so I think I would cut a 10 next time grading out for my hips to a 12- there will be a next time.

A bit smarter than a tunic but just as comfortable, this dress has been so comfy for work where I am sometimes stood up teaching for two hours or sitting at my desk for two hours. 

Now the clocks have changed and the bleakness of November is upon us I am struggling to take good quality photos so they are a touch grainy I am afraid but I think you get the idea.

The fabric is from a new supplier to me (no affiliation or sponsorship) but you speak as you find and I was delighted with my parcel from Sherwood Fabrics. On time, cut straight which is a rarity and beautifully wrapped in tissue like a little gift to myself. They have a comprehensive range of dress fabrics that mimic ready to wear fabrics rather than stocking novelty or craft fabrics. There is a good SALE and remnant section too. I will be going there again.

I was in a geometric state of mind for this online shopping trip.

The prefect cosy, easy, winter dress. 
Thanks for dropping by. 
Jo x

PS. Our PC has gone bang so I have limited access to the internet and photoshop software so bear with me while I find a repair outlet. I have some December posts already on my dashboard so I may lose some time continuity over the next few weeks.


  1. I love that Jo and it suits you. It looks extremely comfortable too.

  2. Love the fabric, it looks good made into your dress x

  3. You are such a cutie pie, lol. That dress is exactly my style and I really like the look of the raglan sleeve. I may have to look for the pattern. I'm working on a muslin for the Collette Monetta right now...a similar look. :)

  4. Practice makes perfect and fast! Well done again, Jo. Thanks for sharing your sources and how to...and I hope you are able to get your computer to cooperate soon! xx

  5. You look amazing, I am loving that dress, perfect for all seasons.

  6. Lovely dress, Jo! It looks great on you. I'm so glad ponte fabric is popular again. I used to wear ponte pants all the time in the late 90's, and I thought they were the most comfortable and flattering pants ever. I hope your computer is up and running again soon, I know how frustrating it can be. Hope you have a good week ahead.

  7. It is a beautiful make and really suits you. Beautiful fabric.

  8. The perfect winter dress! Looks smart and comfier - a win win situation!