Southbank – The Dress

Remember, when I was telling you about my Southbank sweater that I also cut the dress version of it. Well, here it is! I’ve been living in this dress over the winter holidays while trying to get over a nasty cold that destroyed all my plans. Goodbye to: a week of sewing or a party on New Year’s Eve…

My second make using the Southbank Sweater and dress pattern by Nina Lee Patterns was the dress version.


For the dress, I used a combination of fabrics, animal print and solid black, some kind of mixed fibres. I got both fabrics from my local Abakhan store.

As with the top, I did not make any changes from the original pattern. Initially, I included the pockets as well. I used my overlocker for the whole construction of the dress, which came together super fast.


Later, after, trying the dress on, I realised the pockets were too low on me. Literally on my hips and felt wrong. So, I decided that if I don’t want my hips to look so much bigger than they are to sew off the pockets. Next time I make the dress I’ll raise the pockets by 10 cm or more. I do like my pockets.


I find the fit on this dress nice. I did size down to make it a bit more fitted. But if you want it to be a bit baggier on you, just size up one or two sizes.


Like I said before, I lived in this dress the last week. It’s such a good autumn/winter make. It comes together fast and keeps you warm.


Depending on the fabric you use, you can even make this a party dress. I’d wear my dress to a party any day. I like to feel good, look good and not catch a cold as well. But, this is a personal choice.


Would you wear a dress like this to a party?



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