Liberty Southbank Dress

A review of Nina Lee Southbank Sweater and Sweater Dress

Reviewed by julesmadethis on 29th March, 2019

The Southbank Sweater is a simple shape and made from stretch fabric so there’s no need to worry too much about fitting, which was great. I had seen a lot of gorgeous versions on Instagram, so it had been on my list for a while.
I cut out Version 1 in a size 10 on the bust, 12 on the waist and a 14 on the hips and graded between them. It was my first time making a Nina Lee pattern, so I wanted to make sure I had enough room. It doesn’t seem too baggy or tight anywhere, so clearly I made the right choice! I found the only sizing issue was that the collar was a little too small for my head, which means it’s a squeeze when I put it on or take it off. I wonder if it’s because the fabric I chose is quite thick?
My gorgeous fabric is a Liberty sweatshirting from Guthrie and Ghani . I ordered 1.8 meters, which is what is recommended for the size 12 in 150cm width fabric and it fitted perfectly with only a few scraps leftover.
You can read the full review on my blog here –