My Nina Lee Mayfair Dress Review

A review of Mayfair Dress

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Reviewed by sara07 on 22nd May, 2020

red nina lee mayfair dress back pleated neck

jersey nina lee mayfair dress belt

red jersey nina lee mayfair dress neckline

The Nina Lee Mayfair dress is hands down my favourite pattern! It’s so feminine. I can’t wait to make more of these.

I made a maxi version in a rich red polyester jersey. It’s a light/medium weight, drapey fabric.

The pleated neckline is well explained in the instructions.

I had some trouble sewing the neckline/shoulders.

I also didn’t love topstitching the belt. It doesn’t look neat. The jersey shifted as I was sewing the belt down, so it looks a bit wobbly 🙁

Other than that, the dress is loose, so fitting was easy. The belt is what creates the cinched-in waist.

I have more makes and tutorials on my blog Threads Monthly.

PS. When I took these progress photos, I still needed to hem the sleeves.