Sewing dresses for my girls is my happy place. They’re so rewarding and they get worn so much. They love picking out their clothes each Sunday for church knowing they have a closet full of pretty dresses to choose from. When I saw the simple, sophisticated silhouette of the Manhattan Dress and Peplum from New Horizons I knew I had to sew it up!
I knew this stunning Burnout Velvet from Sly Fox Fabrics was destined to be this dress. I won this gorgeous fabric in our Yankee Swap game at the Love Notions Retreat (I just HAD to have it!). It’s sat in my stash since just waiting for the perfect project. I have such a hard time cutting into those fabrics that are just a bit unique and special. I’m pretty sure this fabric said a huge thank you to me for cutting into it and is loving it’s final destiny! This color on my little miss, c’mon!
This pattern features a pretty boatneck, circle skirt, a full or v-back, multiple sleeve options, and a top or dress length. I did the elbow sleeves and full back for this version. I went solely off the size charts and did a 7 chest with a 10 length and the fit is spectacular.
The twirl factor in the glowing velvet is killing me!
I lined the bodice and skirt in double brushed polyester and she says it’s so comfortable and didn’t want to take it off.
This was my first version during testing. I used a liverpool I’d gotten at a local clearance fabric shop and I love the classic feel. I get such a kick out of quick projects and the simplicity of this pattern makes it sew up in no time. Quick, cute, and unique= you’ll be seeing many more of these!