Appleby Makes’ Utility Dress

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After a little bit of a hiatus (a blogging one, not a sewing one), I’m back with my latest Simple Sew make. This is the utility dress – a relaxed dress with kimono sleeves, a bound v-neckline, a half-elasticated and half draw-string (draw-strung?) waistline and of course, pockets! This dress has been on my radar for a while and I …

Susan Young’s Utility Dress

admin Doughtys Fabric, Pattern Review 0 Comments

My latest Simple Sew blog make is the fairly recently released Utility Dress, an easy-fitting style with elasticated back waist, drawstring front waist and kimono-shape sleeves. I would say that it’s suitable for softer woven fabrics like chambray, cotton lawn, washed linen or fluid viscose-types, or soft woollens for winter. Having said all of that I chose to make mine …

The Wardrobe Architect’s Utility Dress

admin Doughtys Fabric, Pattern Review 3 Comments

This month I had the pleasure of sewing up the brand new Utility Dress pattern! I used a gorgeous spotty chambray from Doughty’s and I think this is a wonderful pattern and fabric combination! The Utility Dress is a relaxed style with kimono sleeves, a sleeve cuff, elasticated rear waistband, gently pleated front bodice and skirt and drawstring. This makes …