New favourite Dress alert.
Now and again, I find a pattern which I know I’ll revisit over and over again – the Sew Over It Georgie dress has become the latest in this shortlist. I bought this pattern around three years ago when I first started sewing and wish I had got around to making it before now but, you know how it goes; the pattern releases keep coming even though time doesn’t slow down to allow us to make them all. I’ve consciously been sewing patterns that can fit my everyday reality as a nursing mother; the fact that this is a jersey faux wrap makes it an easy win.
The dress is fairly simple to construct – it’s basically 5 pieces; back bodice, front bodice left and right, sleeves and skirt (of which there are two options; a full circle skirt and a gathered A-line skirt and your choice of fabric will inform which is the most suitable).
The viscose jersey that I decided to choose for this dress is an absolute dream. It is the first time I’ve sewn up one of the Minerva exclusive viscose jerseys and I was so impressed with the quality; it really is a wonderful base and the design is just so pretty. I lined the bodice in the same fabric and it feels beautiful to wear.
Choosing a size was simple enough – I always size down in stretch garments to fully utilise the stretch and recovery of the fabric; so I made a size 16 rather than the 18 the chart suggests for me.
One of the really good things about this pattern is that the neckline is stabilised with clear elastic to make sure that the wrap doesn’t gape; this is a trick I learned previously making the Cahsmerette Alcott dress and it works a treat; the dress is so flattering and the clear elastic leaves enough stretch in the neckline that it can be pulled aside to breastfeed, and helps with the recovery too.
The only change I made to the pattern was to shave off a few inches at the hem – I’m only 5 foot 1 so this is pretty standard for me.
It took me very little time to make another Georgie Dress!