Glasshouse patterns recently released its third pattern and I’m very happy to be a pattern tester. I know earlier this year I swore off pattern testing but the designs have been just awesome. Their first dress the “Dahlia Wrap Dress & Skirt is quite beautiful. That dress is the reason I decided to pattern test because it was just so darn gorgeous. I’ve never had much luck with wrap-dresses, so I can’t wait to try this out. The second pattern that came out was the Hibiscus Jersey dress & top. This was my first pattern test for Glasshouse and I have yet to write a review and share my thoughts. Basically, I under the weather when the due date came about and the weather outside was terrible.
Tanja – The owner and pattern designer is awesome to work with and just so sweet. You can read more about her here. I’ve always admired her creativity over the last 2 years on Youtube and was happy when I was selected to be a pattern tester.
Today’s dress is the Lavender and it’s a keeper, let’s take a look at the pattern, then I’ll share my experience as a tester.
The Lavender pattern includes a dress & top design. It’s only available as a PDF Sewing Pattern. The design has a loose fit at your bust and hips, this allows for a very feminine look at feel, especially with the belt once cinched.
It’s very figure-flattering, so it works for all body types, which is a big plus. Let me not forget to say it comes with pockets. Having pockets completes a dress in my opinion. It may not hold my coin purse or car keys, but at times they come in handy.
It drapes loosely at the neckline and can be adjusted at any level, this is a bonus because you don’t have to mess around with fitting as you sew this pattern.
The things I love most about this pattern is how RTW (ready to wear) the design looks, feminine details and a nod to the bow trend! Honestly, this is a fantastic design, and I had zero issues sewing it.
My pattern was cut in a size 4, with no alterations done to it. The pattern pieces lined up nicely for me and the instruction was pretty clear. This is the one thing about pattern testing, which makes me nervous. I’ve been sewing so long that, I could be glazing over the instructions and missing things that others would consider requires more clarity.
I paired my dress with the Karl Lagerfeld Paris bow tote, I purchased a week before he passed away. My shoes are Franco Santo – Seneca, these wedges are so comfortable, you’ll believe you are walking on the clouds.
The fabric is this lovely Silky Stretch Chiffon Fabric-Peach Sketchy Floral from Joann’s Fabric. It was a joy to work with this fabric, its a very good quality fabric and I highly recommend it. The artsy feel of the print is giving me life and I’m enjoying wearing this dress.
The fabric gives off a beachy relaxed vibe, that’s the reason behind me choosing the lake as a backdrop.
I’ll make this dress again for sure, and play around with various fabric, lace and color block details. Until my next post, have a great day!