For this week I decided to sew an elegant designer sia dress! As day by day, it is getting a little colder in Berlin, I was feeling passionate about a dress that had sleeves.
I’ve seen so many amazing patterns by Marsha Style and have had my eye on her Sia dress for a while! It is a gorgeous deep V neckline pattern that has front bust pleats and a fitted waist.
I was smitten by the look of this dress. A lot of her patterns are very versatile.
I wanted to make this dress out of a flowing fabric that would be comfortable to wear while also looking fashionable.
The fabric's hand-block printing approach appeals to me since it feels more personal and unique. I went with this vibrant mustard orange fabric with a red pattern design.
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Sewing Up The Dress
For this dress, I cut out a size 6 of the pattern and decided to create the unlined version of dress B.
Sewing the pattern altogether was simple, and the directions were well-explained and simple to follow. I knew I wanted to create View B of the dress since it had a puff sleeve element with an elasticated hem, which I think adds a nice touch!
I left off the front button placket as it's more of a decorative element with the back zip. I also chose to ditch the sleeve head cushion in favor of a cleaner aesthetic.
Overall, the pattern fits perfectly and draws attention to my waist. I believe this is due to the brilliant front bust pleats, which create volume, and then the waistline, which produces such a gorgeous waist feature.
I'm obsessed with the deep v neckline and love that I left it so deep! You could also add a hook and eye closure to make it less deep, but you know how I am... I love deep v!
The only concern I had was that the waist was about 1/2′′ too tight; it seems great, but I think I just have to adjust the waist a little.
And voila! A beautiful and elegant dress for your casual outings.