I shared with you guys one of my recent makes of the Ellie And Mac Tulip Dress and I’m basically obsessing over the tulip style dress. In truth, I have been for some time but I never wanted to go through the trial and error of creating the different styles myself. The DIBY Club recently released a new patterns called the Rosa Dress.
The DIBY Club Rosa Dress
The Rosa Dress has 3 lengths–top, knee length and maxi dress. The top is a dolman style and feels amazing. There was a picture on Pinterest of this beautiful tulip dress that was the inspiration. Every time I would see it, I wanted a thousand of them. And now I can make them!!!
Ok friends, this pattern is going to cost you quite a bit in both paper and fabric depending upon what size you go for. It’s a total of 62 pages for the entire pattern. Yes, I know, that’s a lot but it’s totally worth it. Once the fabric is cut, it took me maaaaaybe 45 minutes to put it together. I opted to leave my edges raw and I love the look.
Fabric Options and Styling
I’ve seen some of the other testers do the tops which came out cute worn with shorts or jeans. The fabric will totally determine the styling of this dress. I used a rayon spandex from Pretty Posh Prints that is dreamy. But I think that if you were make it with a jersey fabric or something more casual than it could be dressed down.
This definitely gets 4.5 needles out of 5. The only downfall is how many pages it takes to print but otherwise, it’s super easy and doesn’t take much time.
Ready to purchase yours? Grab it here at the DIBY Club website.
In my head, I’m a classic kind of girl. And honestly, one of my styles does include some of the classic feel–if we’re talking like classically boho-chic. When I saw this dress I just knew that I had to challenge myself to make it. It was just so cute!!!
Patterns for Pirates So Classic Sundress
Let’s chat options:
- Bodice: buttons, center seam, plain
- Straps: regular, halter
- Skirt: mini, knee, maxi
Yes, that means that you can have alllll the dresses you need and they’ll all look different! For mini I made the maxi dress with plain front and regular straps. For myself, I made the knee length, buttons, and regular straps.
I love that this pattern didn’t require much in printing. A lot of the pieces are rectangles and the measurements are part of the tutorial. But if I’m being completely honest, this was the hardest dress I’ve ever completed–mine that is. It had a lot to do with fabric choice and working with my measurements. Because this is a fitted dress, your measurements matter A LOT!
Mini’s dress was way easier for some reason and I think it’s because I was adjusting her elastic from the outside but mine was a little more challenging. Our matching dresses were made out of some kind of thin denim made of 62% Cotton and 38% Lyocell that I got from Joann’s. I LOVE how it looks. It’s so beautiful but sewing with it was a challenge because it kept stretching! And I didn’t iron it before cutting out my pieces.
It’s important to note that in order for your fabric to be fitted properly, you need to iron BEFORE cutting. This may seem obvious but it wasn’t for me.
Fabric Choice and Styling
The sky is literally the limit with this pattern. I used both the thin fabric as well as a thicker African wax made from cotton. They draped totally different and have two totally different feels. I hacked the pattern to create a separates outfit with the African wax fabric and I’m so in love. I’ve worn this with just a white t-shirt tied up to be a crop length and have felt so beautiful!
This pattern gets a 4 out of 5 needles. It’s definitely a must-have pattern but it’s not the easiest pattern to make! It’s totally worth it in the end though!
Ready to grab yours?
P4P So Classic Sundress Youth
P4P So Classic Sundress Women’s
P4P So Classic Sundress Bundle
**This post contains affiliate links so click away!**
Moment of truth: I used to hate dresses growing up. Like despise them. I was teased terribly because of my legs and even as an adult I find those insecurities creeping out. But the Dashing Dress by Ellie and Mac seriously makes me forget about how self-conscious I am!
The Dashing Dress
This is probably one of my favorite shorter dress patterns. I love an interesting neckline and this delivers that perfectly. It’s not quite a Peter Pan collar but it has that feel to it.When I was asked to test it I got super excited because one of my style inspirations, Ashley Nell Tipton (I love you girl!) wore something similar to this during her season of Project Runway. It’s such a feminine look and it really makes me feel beautiful!
This pattern was incredibly easy to understand and put together. The Dashing Dress paper pattern construction took about 10 minutes. Trimming the edges took the longest since there really aren’t many pages at all.
Piecing It Together
From cut to finish the Dashing Dress took all of maybe an hour. I was rushing to get photos of this before the sun went down and I made it lol! Fabric choice makes a difference in the time it takes to make the dress. Slinkier fabrics definitely take longer.
This pattern gets rated a 5 out of 5 needles for the ease of construction and that it looks great on all body types!
Grab yours here!