I have made the Dungaree Dress (View C) from Marilla Walker’s Roberts Collection at last. This pattern has made me feel so excited as it is right up my street! There are four sewing patterns in the collection and it is a bargain, thanks Marilla. I was delighted when I discovered that Marilla had paper copies of this pattern available and I ordered one pronto!
I chose a lovely printed fabric of a medium weight blue denim with little white birds. It was the end of the roll, only 1.35 metres of fabric remaining, but as the fabric was a generous 60″ wide, it was just enough! Although I had to use a different fabric for the front bib facing and for the pocket lining.
This is a dress with a dungaree style bib and straps, and I made version C2, the midi length. I cut a size 3 but it was too big for me so I had to take in the seams by 3cm – next time I will cut a size 2! I shortened the hem by 2″ as I thought it looked too long on me (I am 5″5). This is just my preference.
As there is quite a bit of ease in this pattern and there is a little stretch in the denim, I was able to remove all fastenings and this was a real time saver.
This dress is similar to my Apron Dress (pattern G) from Stylish Dress Book 2. I love these functional pockets.
This is one of my favourite sewing patterns! My next garment will be the Dungarees (View B).
Have you made anything from the Roberts Collection or do you plan to?