A review of Upton Dress


Reviewed by Sewahoolie on 23rd September, 2020

My first review. I’ve made lots of knits reasonably successfully but really struggle with woven mostly due to large cupsize, big belly and hips a few sizes smaller. This was  so good even with first muslin. I narrowed  the shoulders and neckline 1cm, lengthened the neck to waist, changed the torpedo front waist  dart to normal shape and lowered the bust point. I made the gored skirt. This is a lovely Lady McElroy cotton lawn. bodice is self lined. I also split the bust dart into 2 parallel darts for better contour which meant 20 darts in total. I shortened the skirt as not enough fabric, and got away with 2.75m. The instructions were great though it did say  to under stitch neckline at 1/4 inch whereas i did it at about 2 m, trimmed and clipped into seam allowance to get it nice.I found it difficult to turn up such a curved hem 1 inch, I faced it with bias binding instead to preserve length and for ease.