Being in the UK we have to wait quite a few weeks before the new patterns are released here which is kinda frustrating when you see something and its out of reach! Its like the new McCalls patterns have been out in the US since the beginning of September; here, we're still waiting!!
For years I have mostly made winter dresses that are slim fit. It's a style that I adore, feel comfortable in and works for me and my lifestyle. I've tended to steer clear of a fit and flare because its often very windy where I live(!). I've no idea why its taken me so long to realise this, but when its proper cold, I'll be wearing a coat outside, so providing its a longer length coat, there's no reason I cant wear dresses like this.
The sleeve detail is one feature I was drawn to. I think I used to wear sleeves like this back in the 80's! These sleeves are quite full as they have both an inverted box pleat at the sleeve head and gathers either side. Its got princess seams and a high neck (which is another favourite of mine) and is an easy dress to put together. I didn't even use the instructions and it made up in no time at all. I cut the size 8 and other than having to take it in about an inch on the waist it fit like a dream.
Oh! I also made the collar narrower as I like high necks to be snug around the neck and not gaping
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