A Princess Seam Dream

A review of Shelby Dress and Romper

Reviewed by StitchedByJem on 31st March, 2021

I’ve been looking forward to making this dress for a long time and forcing myself to wait until it started to get a little warmer in London before I started as I had a feeling I would want to wear it straight away. I was right! The look and fit of this dress is exactly as I hoped and I can see myself getting a lot of use out of it this Spring/Summer.

Although I decided to take my time with this and enjoyed doing a little a day over the course of a week it could definitely come together in a weekend – the instructions are very clear, the princess seams fly together and the facing gives it a very satisfying finish, even without an overlocker.

I cut a straight size 2 which has come out slightly roomy in the bust but not in the hips so I would probably grade down a size in the bust next time, and possibly add a couple of centimetres of length too.

I really couldn’t recommend this pattern more and I’m very excited to try out the romper version next!

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