Issue 14 of Fibre Mood is out today and I was lucky to be part of the Link Party. I got a sneak peak of the new patterns and got to choose one to make.
When I saw the sleeves of the Maya dress I knew this was the one! Big volume and interesting details will always win me over. I loved the shape of the dress too and it was something I have wanted to try for a while.
The volume in the sleeve is created by gathers and not the typical gathers. It’s a really nice detail, and there are different options for creating more or less volume. Believe it or not, I went of a mixture of more/less volume.
The top middle pleat is inverted and the bottom middle pleat is a box pleat, resulting in a very interesting sleeve.
The rest of the dress has more simple design details. There are 4 ‘fish-eye’ darts on the front and back for shaping and the skirt has a lot of fullness at the front.
The fabric is a Linen Look Cotton from The Rag Shop and comes in 3 colours. This is the second dress I have made in this fabric and it has been a dream to work with. It hols the sleeve volume well but is still quite lightweight and has some drape for the skirt.
There are some beautiful patterns in this issue of Fibre Mood. If you want to check it out you can use this link. It is an affiliate link so if you do make a purchase I will receive a small commission from Fibre Mood.
Thank you for reading!