Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Blaverry Knotlin Dress

I had admired this pattern since it's release but I figured I didn't really need another high bodice and gathered skirt pattern as it is a design I am drawn to and purchase again and again.  However when I saw it was being discontinued and on sale I finally took the plunge.

I made a size 3 looking at the measurements and I think it's a little loose but not too bad.  The skirt is VERY gathered, I was quite surprised how big the skirt sections were.  It is also a very quick sew, I reckon I could whip one up easily in one evening, instead of getting distracted and only finishing it off this week, many, many days later from when I started it!  When will I learn?

The PDF is a layered file so you can just print the size you need.  The instructions are a little sparse so it may not be the best pattern for beginners but I found it just fine.  The trickiest bit was figuring out where to put the snaps using the button hole guide but even that wasn't too difficult.

A few months ago I had upgraded my machine to one with a lot more stitches and I haven't really used any of them yet.  Although I liked the fabric combination I was a bit concerned the dress was looking a little flat so I added a decorative stitch as the top stitching.  I'm so glad I did, it's such a nice little detail I will have to do again!  I used my trusty snaps for the button holes and went with the three different colours on each side.

So excited with these photos today.  We recently got around to getting a DSLR camera and I'm loving it.  I still have a lot to learn with settings and the like but I'm pretty pleased with the results so far.


  1. I love the snaps matching the colors from the skirt!

    1. Thanks, I couldn't decide which color to use do I just used them all!

  2. A really lovely dress you made!