Sunday, 15 October 2017

Driftwood Dress

I actually sewed this one up months ago but have only got around to sharing it now.

This is the Driftwood Dress pattern from Twig and Tale.  I have made and love their vest and pixie pants pattern and thought I'd give this dress a whirl.

To be honest I have mixed feelings about this dress.  The sleeves are quite puffy in this version but that may have to do with my fabric choice, maybe something drapier would be better.  This one is made up with some Tula Pink cotton.

The front and back bodice are the same and the dress can be worn with the closure either at the front or the back.  I'm not sure if the elastic waist is hitting Freya at the right spot. 

The PDF and the dress came together easily enough and had very clear instructions.  I'm just not sure if I like it.  Some days I do and then others I don't.  I think the fabric choice has a lot to do with this, to be fair.  It keeps reminding me of an old-fashioned vintage swimsuit... Freya however has called it her cat in the hat dress and likes it.

So mixed feelings about this one.  I think I will try the pattern one more time with a softer fabric and see what happens.  


  1. I can see what you mean, but if she likes it... I would definitely try it again with some other fabric or maybe try the blouse version!

    1. Absolutely! I have some lovely green fabric that is a lot softer which may work better. 😃