If you haven’t figured it out from my previous blog posts….I’m pretty obsessed with April Rhodes’ Staple Dress. I was thrilled when I heard she was coming out with a new pattern. I bought the new pattern, Date Night Dress, within minutes of it’s release and sewed it up that night.
It is constructed very similarly as the staple dress, except for the angel flutter sleeves. I think these sleeve dress it up a bit. The sleeves take a little longer, but are well worth it!
You could add elastic shirring to the waist if you like. I would rather just belt it.
The sleeves are so beautiful and very different from anything else I own. I used cotton voile for this dress. Besides rayon challis, this is my favorite type of fabric to make garments with. This fabric is called Pristine Poppies by Joel Dewberry. I purchased it from Hawthorne Threads.
You can’t really tell in this picture, but the dress has a slightly longer hem in the back. I love this detail!
This dress was so easy to sew and fit. I made the XS. After reading Olivia Jane Handcrafted’s blog post on her date night dress, I decided to shorten the hem by an inch. http://oliviajanehandcrafted.com/blog/?p=3975 I used the shorten/lengthen line to take out an inch. I didn’t make any other changes to the pattern.
I love this dress so much that I’ve already made another one. I’ll post it soon!