HOW TO SEW A DITA DRESS[:]
Hello my darlings! I think you’re gonna be happy! Like I was saying yesterday, it’s been awhile since I was this excited about a Wear Lemonade piece! Of course I love all Alines, but Dita has got it all! I’ve already said it but I think I’m going to keep this dress for a long time... it’s the first pattern from the “Kiss Me Forever” collection, we’re going to bump up the sewing difficulty level! Not to worry, everything’ll be fine!
To start off with, it has a crossover wrap, as soon as I can find clothing with one, I buy it, it’s so rare, I’m starting a nice little collection of my own! Plus it looks good with the crossover in the front or back! This is why it has a long belt so you can knot it on two sides. Dita has fitted batwing sleeves, you’ll see right away why I’m in love! The cherry on top is that Dita has pockets and a skirt that spins! There you have it, my declaration of love... I already have all three colors in my suitcase, ready for vacation. Take a look at the video, you’ll see that I get right to it!
A few technical things about Dita :
- To make it, you’ll need 3 m of fabric from a bolt measuring 1m45 wide
- 2 m of bias to make a neat neckline if you want to go crazy with bold colors
- As for the quality of the materials, we suggests you use a viscose, silk, or crepe fabric, or even a light and soft poplin, which can actually be pretty flowy!
- The paper pattern is available here or as a PDF via a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription, here.