Katie Dress: GreenStyle Creations

Today I am excited to share with you the new pattern by GreenStyle Creations.  The Katie Dress , releasing today, is a slim fitting knit dress with an unusual twist.  The bodice is made up of two pieces, the one gathered onto the other.  It does beautiful things to you!  Generally speaking, I do not wear clothing that is form fitting or even close to being tight.  My husband is fond of telling me that I wear all my clothes too big.  The gathers in this bodice make it flattering to every figure.  One universal statement from the testers, was that their significant others told them how beautiful they were.  Smiley faces all around.katie full

The pattern comes with two sleeve lengths and two skirt options.  There is also a shorter skirt option. I chose the 3/4 sleeve and the A line skirt in the longer length.  There is an option for short sleeves and a straight skirt.  The dress goes together easily and quickly.  The recommended fabric is a cotton/lycra with 50% stretch.   This allows some forgiveness on our lumps and bumps and bulges.

The sizing is true if you follow her sizing chart.  It is also easy to blend sizes as most of us need to do some way or another.  This pattern also lends itself to color blocking.   I made the dress all in the same color and it is quite flattering, but difficult to see the detail.  This looks good on me even though I have one shoulder higher than the other and one high hip.  That makes fitting clothing a challenge, let me tell you!  katie bodice

The bonus with this pattern is that it also comes with a high-low peplum.  The peplum is a little longer and I like that. It falls longer on the body and is quite flattering.  When I made the peplum I used knit from my stash that did not have quite the stretch that it needed.  I sized up one and I think it fits well.

The colors I used for this top also allow you to see the detail much better.  There are also instructions on how to make length adjustments if you need to.  This pattern is well done as are all of the Green Style patterns.  Rachel has been in love with the Laurel for quite some time now, and I must say this is my new favorite.peplum side

As with Rachel’s photo shoot mine was done in the wind and cold.  Although it was 15 degrees when I did mine, we opted to do the dress inside. I was not really mad at the world,  it was just cold and windy and the sun was of course hitting me in the eyes.  Hubby does his best at pictures, but it would be nice if Rachel were closer and could take pictures.  peplum full

Be sure to go to GreenStyle Creations and pick up the pattern today!

Happy sewing, Donna

{ 12 comments… add one }
  • Jann from Newton Custom Interiors March 2, 2015, 7:58 am

    This dress is adorable! I can see where it would be flattering for a lot of body types. May have to give it a try!

  • Sara March 2, 2015, 3:31 pm

    Yes, the fit is very flattering! I really like the dress version on you. That fabric has nice texture and interest without taking away from the nice shape of the dress.

  • Amy Mayen March 2, 2015, 5:59 pm

    I agree with you, it’s a very flattering cut and drape! I never feel like I look right in photos either- thank goodness we are sewing bloggers and not fashion bloggers, right?! I’m in love with this pattern; thanks for the review!

  • Pam @Threading My Way March 3, 2015, 4:43 pm

    You look fabulous in the dress, Donna!!! It looks great in one colour and would be a very flattering style for lots of body shapes. I’ll have to keep this in mind if I ever get around to sewing for me.

  • Annie March 5, 2015, 11:05 am

    Interesting design, beautiful execution! I especially love the dress version, I cannot even see the panels. You look great!

  • Nienke March 5, 2015, 11:11 am

    Wow, spectacular!

  • Elizabeth March 8, 2015, 4:36 pm

    Love the gathering detail! So pretty. Thank you for linking at Snickerdoodle. Hope to see you again soon!

  • Kennis March 8, 2015, 5:25 pm

    It looks beautiful on you!

  • Margaret March 10, 2015, 5:33 pm

    The dress came out really nicely. You mentioned that you have one high shoulder and one high hip — do you mind my asking which they are? Did you switch the direction of the gathering detail to de-emphasize your high and lows?

  • Cindy March 15, 2015, 8:30 pm

    Both the dress and top look great on you! I love the dress paired with boots…very stylish.

  • Laura April 2, 2015, 1:05 am

    Wow – this is really different. I love it made in 2 different fabrics. It looks really modern.It would be nice in 2 similar co-ordinating fabrics as well as 2 contrasting. You look great in it. x

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