Floral Appleton

Hello my darlings,

Appleton 2

Long time no see!

Today I bring you my Appleton, the first pattern by Cashemerette. You must have seen it around already (#appleton #wrapdress #appletondress). It has been making curvy gals crazy about their curves. The appeal for it is that it has been designed for women with curves. Sizes 12 – 28, and cup sizes from C to H. It is fantastic to be a curvy and not to need intensive pattern modifications to make this pattern.

Funny story, my friend Myriam gifted this pattern to me. She came up with the idea to do this, as soon as the pattern came out. She warned me to not get the pattern for myself because I would be getting in the mail  as my advanced birthday present… Little did she know that I purchased the pattern right after I saw the launch… Certainly before I saw her e-mail… I ended up gifting her the pattern I had bought for myself and we now both have it.

For this make, I was inspired by the lovely floral dress Jen made for the pattern launch. Don’t you think it is just beautiful?

Cash Appleton Wrap Dress (1)Wouldn’t it be bliss to have all those flowers hugging your body? That’s just what I thought! I thus used a floral print I had in my stash to make this dress. I bought it in Chabanel in one of my trips with my friend Myriam.

Pattern modifications:

According to my body measurements, I had to grade between three different sizes.

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If you need a tutorial for this modification, Jen has written through grading instructions in the sew-along. It is very complete, you should check it out if you have any questions.

The pattern instructions were clear and the construction was easy. All pieces are very well-marked and graded so all notches come together nicely at the right place.

Here the result:

I adore this dress!! It is so very comfortable has very good overall coverage. It accentuates the figure and covers imperfections where needed.  It is so comfortable that I was sitting on the ground that same night I wore it with no problems.

BTW, this is the first wrap dress I had ever made and now I know what all Jen’s craziness is about. I’m a convert!

This pattern makes me really excited and I’m already looking forward to the next one!

For this photo shoot we were at Maison Christian Faure in Old Montreal for the graduation of my friend Tiana. The pastries she and all the other students made were fantastic! If you happen to be strolling around Old Montreal and are craving for pastries, this is the place!

How do you like it? Wouldn’t you love to be literally wrapped in flowers? Are you planning to make this pattern? Have you made wrap dresses before?

That’s it for today folks!

M

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20 Comments Add yours

  1. Meg says:

    Just gorgeous on you! A beautiful dress for a beautiful lady.

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    1. Thanks Meg! You are such an inspiration too!

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  2. That is a really gorgeous dress! Almost made me miss the pastries and cakes!

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    1. Hehehe! Thank you Donna! 🙂
      We did enjoy multipla delicious pastries that evening.

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  3. Ginny says:

    This dress is perfectly delicious! I love the pretty saturated floral knit, what a fabulous fabric choice. You look stunning in this style and color!

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    1. Thanks Ginny! You’re a treasure! 🙂

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  4. You look fabulous in this dress. You have inspired me to start an appleton this afternoon. like you I have never made a wrap dress

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    1. Awesome Mandy, go for it! 🙂

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  5. fabricfan says:

    Beautiful new dress, with a great fit, lucky you!

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    1. Hi fabricfan,
      Have you seen the mature figure version of it?
      Elaine posted her dress in the curvy sewing colective. It looks great on her and probably on you too!
      http://curvysewingcollective.com/pattern-review-cashmerette-appleton-dress-mature-figure-version/

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  6. Fröbelina says:

    The dress really looks great on you! I love the colours and the way it fits. I am a wrap dress fan myself, they’re just soo comfy but stylish 🙂

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    1. Hi Kat,
      It does feel like a stylish dress. I’ve worn it for a couple of “fancy” ocassions and I really wasn’t dissapointed with its comfort and performance.
      M

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  7. Maggie says:

    Your version is my favorite of all the one I have seen!

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    1. Thankyou Maggie!! 🙂

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  8. SO LOVELY! On such a lovely lady. Yay!

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    1. 🙂 it’s a great pattern Jenny! I’m really happy with my dress!

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  9. Ann says:

    Wow!
    First, I just LOVE the purple flowers…
    Second, I am so impressed by the happy, natural photographs on your blog! Are you a model and/or is your photographer a professional? Or perhaps you are just a naturally happy person whose “presence” is communicated in a photograph.
    Third, the dress looks just wonderful on you!
    Fourth, I see the waist band hits just under the bust on your figure, that is consistent with other reviews, it is more petite in that area – that will be good for me!
    Fifth, Did you sew the largest cup size option for your frame? This I wonder for “coverage” issues for myself.
    Lastly… I wonder how long it took to cut and sew up… I am a slow sewer, and have been mostly working on bras of late, but I would love to sew up some nice winter dresses to be worn with tights.
    …and this pattern is already in my stash and seems to be getting rave reviews.
    Thanks so much for sharing your creative and constructive efforts on your blog – they are very inspiring, particularly for those of us who do not fit the mold of the classic models we see in the various media.

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    1. Hahaha, hi Ann,
      I’m glad you like the pictures. I’m not a model, I’m a scientist and my husband takes my pictures, I feel very comfortable to have him as my photographer.
      I’m glad you like the dress. I do feel htat the waist band hits a bit high and close to the bust line. I selected the pattern according to my bust size (F), there is still cup size larger. If you don’t like the waist sitting too high, you may want to draft a larger cup size or add an inch or two of lenght at the center front.

      It took me a couple of weeks to sew up working an average of 5-8 hours per week.

      I hope your dress works well! 🙂

      M

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  10. Mon, how did I miss this post? Your Appleton is LOVELY!!!! Hope you’re doing okay

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    1. Hi my darling,
      Thanks for your comment, I’m slowly coming back to sewing after a few draining buy exciting months of pregnancy.

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