I sewed up this Date Night dress by April Rhodes awhile ago and I absolutely love it! Diving into sewing clothes has been really teaching me different things. Like for example different fabrics. The fabric for sewing wallets was just a basic quilting cotton and is very easy to get. Well, quilting cotton for sewing clothes isn’t really the best pick. It doesn’t drape nice, and its not super comfy to wear. So when I bought this pattern it recommended fabrics I have never really bought before. The fabric I chose to make this dress out of was double gauze by Cotton and Steal. I love Cotton and Steal fabric, I actually used some of their fabric for wallets! I was a little unsure of the mustard color, how it would look on me, but I really do like it. The double gauze is flowy, light and so soft. I really love the feel of it. I have noticed it wrinkles easy which is kinda a bummer, but other than that I love it!
The Date Night dress features airy sleeves, a box pleat in the back, and a subtle high low hem. I love that it is a simple sew, while also being very classy. The directions include french seams, which at first I wasn’t too crazy about since I am super in love with my serger, but after doing them, it really did add a professional touch. The directions were well laid out and I had no problem following the pattern.
There is also a simple slip that comes with the pattern since the arm hole is big and open. I opted to just wear a cami under it instead of make another garment. It’s great that the simple slip is included though and I may have to sew one up for a future dress, but for now this works! Other than forgoing the simple slip, I followed the directions completely and didn’t make any alterations to it. I may make it longer in the future, and there is a shorten/lengthen line for that easy alteration.
This is a great pattern and I can’t wait to make more!
Who doesn’t love a little behind the scenes picture? “What are you eating my dear?!?”