Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Divided dress release

A jersey dress packed with color blocking options, The new Divided dress* is a design to my heart! The newest pattern from Jennuine Designs* is a quick and fun sew and super practical for all those small scraps of jersey that you have been hording. I tested the shawl collar option and I am (accidentally) showing you two dresses today. The final cowl version has been tweaked a bit more (lowered a bit for example), such that everything is perfect.

The divided dress has two bodice types, one faux raglan sleeve like and a shawl collar one. I tested the shawl collar. I submitted my youngest one for the test, searched some scraps from earlier projects and sewed a dress. The dress turned out big, and did not fit my smallest model, but it did fit my middle daughter. The mistake was all mine. For the first time ever, my printer was set on scale to fit paper! Every sewers nightmare, I was so lucky that it perfectly fitted my middle one. It could have been a total disaster. Besides double checking my printer options, I learned something else, for this design you need a very stable knit for the bodice. The main fabric I used was a bit thinner than the shawl fabric and that created some waving. Of course the shawl pieces did not fit as intended, but I made it work anyway, and my middle one loves the dress.

The dress supports huge pockets, although they are rather small on the outside, your daughter will be able to gather a lot of treasures in them. You know how much my kids like pockets! In the final design the pockets are a bit more visible from the front, because the A line shape became a bit narrower than in my dresses.

The second dress that I made, fitted my smallest daughter perfectly. I was able to use a treasured narrow coupon that I bought for the dress (the flower lions), so I was super excited about the fabric combi. At the time of the shoot, I did not yet top stitch the neckline (it was not written in the pattern, but afterwards I did). The neckline is now really nice and smooth. So besides using you best knits for the bodice, I advice to top stitch (it is listed as optional in the pattern now). My girls clearly had a lot of fun during their shoot.

I did not sew the other option of the dress, the ones that I saw the testers sew blew me away though! The listing has an example of both dresses, so make sure to check that one out. The pattern* is on release sale now for just $5 in the Jennuine Designs web shop*. The rest of the shop (bundles and printed pattern excluded) is 20% off with code DIVIDEDRELEASE all through Dec 19.

Feel free to leave a comment in the language you prefer (although Google translate might have to assist me if you choose something different than English, German, Dutch or Hungarian). If you buy anything through my affiliate links (*), I get a small commission (the price stays the same for you), I am very grateful for everything that feeds my fabric addiction.


  1. Wat een snoepwinkeltje aan kleur, prachtig

  2. ongelooflijk schattig! heel erg mooi!! Ik zou bijna mijn zonen in een jurkje stoppen met zo'n prachtige voorbeelden ;)

  3. Twee prachtige kleedjes!! En zo'n toffe foto's...

  4. Oh, instant verliefd op de jurk met de leeuwtjes!