Super holiday dress

A review of Papercut Patterns Axis Dress and Skirt

Reviewed by Love, Lucie on 14th March, 2022

This dress is so far out of my comfort zone but I love it!!

It’s a construction like I’ve never seen before. The ties, as I have tied them, hide the invisible zip at the top of the rear of the skirt. The top section is only connected to the front of the skirt.

I couldn’t find much guidance on the sizing in reviews of this dress. So  in accordance with my measurements made the size 3/4 at the bust, grading to a size 5 at the waist and back down to a size 3/4 at the hip.

I did not make a toile, I just adjusted as I went along.

With hindsight I could have started a whole size down every where.

It gaped under the arm so I lowered the armsyce at the front and took the whole thing in 1cm down each seam, continuing down to the bottom hem.

Then it still flapped around my upper bust, so I made 2 darts to take this out, without first taking off the facing!. It’s pretty ugly on the inside but only I ( and now you!) know that!!

Next time I would also lift the waist seam by one inch, and drop the top of the front by an inch too.

I LOVE the back! I intentionally worked these stripes horizontally. There’s lots more detail on my blog