Today's installment of Note on a Pattern is the new Palmer/Pletsch fall wrap dress. It has a little bit of 80's vibe with a "cinched waist". I'm seeing a lot of 80-ish styling for the upcoming fall season and the "wrap dress" is a favorite. I purchased this pattern as soon as I saw it.
Things I like about it:
- Wrap dress
- Cut on sleeves (dolman), more room across the chest area. More comfort and ease in wearing, still stylish.
- Cinch waist; I'm thinking of using a stable knit for the dress and a faux leather/suede for the midriff to create an obi effect.
- Palmer/Pletsch instructions and fitting techniques; I like having the fit lines drawn on the pattern. It saves time. Plus, this pattern as a different style bodice with cut on sleeves. I like having the detailed instructions on how to handle the FBA.
- Because it's fall, I'm going to make view B, with length of view A.
The dress on the model, appears to be too big. The cinching at the waist is not apparent. I will eliminate some of the style ease throughtout the dress. Also, I will stitch the pleats so they lay flat. They fall right on the tummy area. I like to fit of the dress below.