Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Mesa Dress from Colette Sewing Patterns

I have been on a knit fabric kick! It feels good to wear, looks great and usually a knit project takes less time if the fabric and sewing machine and/or serger behaves. I had a lot of red ponte fabric from my Marianne Dress from the SOSM Round 2 so I decided to make another knit dress. 
 #MesaDress
I was looking for a boat neck line t-shirt dress to make and the Mesa pattern fit the bill. I made a size small, 4-6. The fitting was great. However, I am 5'1" and this is where the hem line fell without changing the pattern. If I were taller, I would have lengthen the dress. It must be is super short on a "regular height frame". 
#MesaDress
The only challenge I had was the neckband needed to be a little shorter, so that it pulled the top of the dress in. I made the red dress first and a stripe shirt second. The neckband in the shirt looks and feels better because I stretch the band a little as I sewed it in.#MesaDress as a shirt
The Mesa Dress pattern is from Colette Sewing Patterns through their new online pattern magazine called Seamworks. It only costs $6 at the beginning of each month for a subscription. A subscription comes with 2 patterns each month and $2 off of any of the previous issues. If you buy one of their patterns later they are $7 each, if you don't have a subscription. This would also make a great gift if you know someone who loves to sew! Just $72 a year. I might have to Sew Spoil myself and get it as a birthday gift to me.
Best wishes and tons of stitches!

3 comments:

Tina Jachetta said...

Very nice. The dress seems to fit you very well. Did you use the mesame pattern for your shirt as well?

Tina Jachetta said...

Very nice. The dress seems to fit you very well. Did you use the mesame pattern for your shirt as well?

Leah Williams said...

Thank you Tina. Yes, I did use the same pattern for both. I love how most dress patterns can be shirts, especially knit dress patterns.