Continuing on with the Pattern Anthology, Unbiased Collection Marathon, I’m sharing about the Diamond Dress Pattern today. The new Unbiased Collection consists of four dress and top patterns that are designed to flatter all body types and after sewing two of them, I think they’ve gotten that part correct.
The Diamond Dress and Top Pattern features a pieced bodice with flattering lines. Two sleeve length options and three types of skirts or peplums from the fitted waistline make sure you can pick the details that are perfect for you. I love the fact that these patterns come with different skirt options because not everyone can pull off a fitted skirt or peplum. Some of us (ahem), fair better in a flared skirt option.
For my first go around with the Diamond Dress, I chose the high-low, gathered skirt option with pockets and long sleeves. I’ve had this variegated, black and white stripe fabric from Girl Charlee in my stash for a while now waiting for the perfect project and new immediately that it was meant for this pattern. I love the way the pieced bodice allows for directional play.
I’m all about pockets so when I saw the pocket option, it was a must. In my opinion, skirts should have pockets, even if you’ve got nothing to put in them. Must be a childhood leftover. I debated on whether to stick with the high-low skirt option or cut it straight across. In the end, I went for it and I think I’m pulling it off, at least with the boots on.
I know I said I was working on beefing up my interchangeable wardrobe this year, but I do need a few new church worthy dresses. And let’s face it, this baby is so comfortable, if you see me out and about town in this dress for the third time this week, do me a favor and just ignore it. Until I have time to make myself an alternate, the Diamond Dress is on heavy wardrobe rotation.
Head on over to Pattern Anthology to learn more about the Unbiased Collection or check out this post to see my version of the Adora Top!