Summertime means light flowy dresses. The Josephine is the perfect fit for a Sunday afternoon.
I always struggle to find the right mix of summer knit dress that gives some shape while also not being so snug I’m left pulling at it and sweating. I think the Josephine achieves that pretty well. While I paired mine with a belt it can easily be worn without and still hold shape at the waistline.
I chose to sew up what I would deem the most conservative option. Boat neck with an easy to apply collar and full back coverage. The dress comes with a second option that includes a dramatic V back. Which would be cute with the current exposed bralette trend. Is that still a trend? Are we still doing that? If not you could still rock that one out with an adhesive bra. After typing the phrase adhesive bra it seems less of a mystery how visible bras became a trend.
This boat neck version without the collar would be a stellar go to little black dress.
The dress bodice has princess seams and panel options for A-E cups. That is my favorite thing when a pattern includes cup size adjustments. In truth I’m super lazy about FBAs and I can usually get away without one. But I’ve also made things that pull disappointingly across the chest. Cup sizes DO THE WORK FOR ME. And I’m all about that.
I would file this under my quick sew category. No closures and the finishing techniques are effective and no fuss. It probably took me as long to cut it as to sew it- because cutting out light knits is the worse.
I’m sharing my Josephine as part of the La Femme Collection tour. I’ve been lucky enough to sew up two patterns from the newest Laela Jeyne collections. I also made up the swimming suit. Yep summer also means swimming suits.
You can see pictures of the La Femme’s swimsuit on my Instagram right here.
This is the tour schedule for this week! After the tour has finished, you can view all of the links shown
Laela Jeyne Patterns La Femme Collection Blog Tour