I’m finally catching up on blogging all of the makes from my fall sewing plans. This is the only dress of the bunch. It’s my second version of NewLook 6123. The first version was my dissertation proposal defense dress.
One day last month I woke up with a crazy idea: “I think I’ll make a dress to wear to dinner tonight.” Brandon and I had reservations at the nice French restaurant in town, and I wanted a new dress to wear for the occasion. Enter the Davie Dress by Sewaholic!
When I started my first job, I bought two knit wrap dresses from Banana Republic that became staples in my work wardrobe. They’ve worn out in the 7 years since. I recently started working full-time again, and I wanted to find a nice knit wrap dress pattern to make a new arsenal.
This dress checks so many boxes: Easy to make? Check! Flattering? Check! Comfortable? Check! Versatile? Check! This is the Davie Dress by Sewaholic.
Over the weekend, I graduated with my PhD, a perfect excuse to make a new dress. I was lucky enough to have my best friend and fellow sewist Nicole graduate with me. Together we made “reverse bridesmaid dresses” for the occasion. I’ve talked a little bit about our planning in a separate post here. Today’s post is essentially two-in-one, because Nicole and I have both detailed our dress-making adventures for you. The same dress can work on two very different body types–after some trials and tribulations.