Sew Over It City Capsule Collection - The Molly Dress

Hey Everybody!! How are you? I hope the season is treating you well. I feel like I have so many things to show you and tell you about, but not a lot of time. (Isn't that always the way?) A week or so ago, I took a whole bunch of photos, but haven't really found the time to write. Anyway, I'll try and make this short and sweet!

This is the Molly Dress from Sew Over It's City Break Capsule Collection. I actually love this entire collection but the Molly has to be my favourite! It's so easy to wear, and super quick to make too. So far, I've made 3 dresses and 2 tops. I'll save the tops for another post, but here are the dresses.

The first dress is made from a ponte I picked up at Fabricville in Montreal. I love the colours and the weight, but I'm not sure how it's going to hold up with multiple washings. Anyway, I'm crossing my fingers that it will be okay, and if not, I can always make another one. Ha!

My second Molly dress, is made from this gorgeous ponte de roma from La Finch Fabrics. It's so incredibly soft, and probably my favourite of the three. I love the colours and the floral, and it's just so snuggly to wear.

My third Molly dress is made from this really cool textured sweater knit that I picked up at Blackbird Fabrics. It's super soft, but I found it "grew" a little while I was working with it. My striped matching is fairly non-existent and the hem looks a little wonky, but it certainly doesn't stop me from wearing it. ;)

I wish you could reach through the screen and feel this knit, it's so cool!

I guess I should also mention the details. I made a size 12, but I graded to a size 14 at the bust. I also shortened it by 2 inches. The Sew Over It patterns I've made so far, don't seem to have lengthen/shorten lines, so I just kind of eyeballed where I thought it should go.  The pdf went together quite smoothly, and it overlaps which makes for quick assembly (no trimming off edges). I think the only thing that I don't love about this pattern is that the seam allowance is 5/8". This is probably great if you are sewing this up on your regular machine, but if you're like me, and you like to whip up knits on your serger, a 5/8" seam allowance makes it a little tricky.  So other than that one little complaint, I love this pattern! I can see myself whipping up many more of these!

I hope you all are having a lovely holiday season, no matter what you celebrate!