The launch of the Suzy dress wouldn’t have been possible without the help of my amazing testers! They dedicated their precious time and supplies to make the dress in its initial form and provide valuable feedback, so that I could release a pattern that was the best it could be!
I am always amazed by the kindness and generosity of the sewing community. The least I can do is say a huge THANK YOU to all of my testers and urge you all to follow them on Instagram, because they are truly fabulous!
Let’s have a look at their beautiful Suzy dresses 🙂
@sewing_in_spainThe Suzy dress is a joy to sew and to wear. Dressed up or down, it looks stylish and is so very comfortable….I´ve already made two for friends, who needed their own Suzys. Jersey dresses are a great addition to the wardrobe, but the Suzy has some nice design features which make it that bit more special, and fun to make, like the wrap effect front and choice of necklines. What´s more, it´s a pattern on which you can put your own creative stamp, either through choice of fabric or little hacks – I used a contrast neck and sleeve binding and added slant pockets to one version, which was easy to do…and I have more plans for this pattern.
@needleandthebelle I made this dress in a French Terry and I feel like I’m wearing a sweatshirt while looking super classy. This dress is a must-have when you’re looking for something that is flattering for all body types!
@tomkatstitcherycarmel I am very happy with my finished dress. In fact, I think this one might become my Easter dress! I will definitely be making this one again. I can’t wait to make the scoop neck version with the short sleeves in a print for Spring/Summer.
@sewbee73 It is a versatile pattern that works for all seasons with different modifications to the sleeve lengths, neckline and skirt length and using different fabrics. I think styling it with different layers and accessories can make this dress work for casual days to dressy days. The V-slit in the front skirt hem is a beautiful design element that elevates his pattern from a simple knit dress to a knit dress with a fun skirt. I made 3 Suzy dresses in 3 different fabrics and they all seem like different dresses. I’d advise others to look at the finished measurements and decide what size to sew. I sewed one size down from where my measurements put me. This is a great pattern which I will make many more times.
@silverluna888 The Suzy dress is my go-to pattern for work. I’m in the classroom and I’m happy to find a pattern for me. I can be relaxed but at the same time stylish. I started from a black dress, but I love colors and patterns. Details on the pattern give me the ability to play with the colors. I like color blocking and hacking patterns. This pattern is perfect for that. There will probably be many more makes.
@adritheschneider Can I just say I have never thought I’d find jersey dress that are simple yet very sexy? The slit detail in the front and the front curve of the false wrap is so feminine!I think this is the prettiest jersey dress I have EVER made!
@sewnbysoraya A quick and comfortable make for knits like ponte. It would be a great staple.especially for the cooler months, with a cardigan and some booties. It features a classy boat neckline and a super cute slit detail in the front.
@indoorshannon The Suzy Dress is a simple yet stylish dress that comes together quite quickly and easily. From detailed and easy to follow instructions, to clear pattern pieces you will find everything you need to create a beautiful knit dress. I am excited to be able to throw on sandals and a denim jacket for a casual springtime look while having the ease of dressing it up a bit with heels and jewelry. Athina has created another great pattern in the Suzy Dress.
Jenn ““This pattern is a must have! The instructions are clear and well written, and the pattern is easy to execute. It creates such an elegant but fun garment! It’s comfortable and sophisticated which is the best combination!!”
@driving_ms_dooley I chose to make this pattern in a crepe with 50% stretch as I wanted something to wear in a professional environment. I’ll absolutely be wearing this with confidence to the office!
@dancebaby412I was in love with this pattern the moment I saw it! The pattern test went very smoothly and I didn’t have to make any adjustments. It was a great fit!
@theruralsewist I think it is an excellent beginner pattern, you held my hand throughout each step and nothing was too technical. It is a lovely pattern, I like the silhouette, it is a classy dress that you could dress up for work or down for the beach.
Laura This is such a classic look. It is an easy sew, and is not only stylish, but so comfortable. I can see it being the perfect dress for so many occasions! I’m looking forward to making the short sleeve version for when the weather warms up! I love the neckline options, the slit detail at the hem, and the tie belt. Really a beautiful dress and well-put-together pattern!
@jillypopsewsit’s a beautiful pattern that would not look out of place at a special occasion and with the comfort you always get with a jersey garment, it’s a winning design.
@kaleidothought I am very happy with my Suzy dress, especially how beautifully it fits my bodice, really well tailored! I would definitely make it again.
@mapley.made Dresses are a bit out of my everyday wardrobe. Even though I work in a school, I travel everywhere and, especially in the cold, winter months in Michigan, typically wear pants. This dress is BEAUTIFUL, fits well, and I love the slit detail on the skirt. My husband says this is his favorite dress I have ever made!
@divadoesdiy As a fan of Athina’s patterns (I’ve made the Nikki cardigan twice now!), I LOVE the Suzy Dress and will make it again, no question! I’ve envisioned it in so many fabrics. The relaxed fit is so chic and wearable in so many different ways. Summer with sandals, weekend with sneakers, and with tights and boots to the office. This dress does not feel derivative of any other pattern out there, which is rare. The adorable slit detail is so much fun and the directions to sew it are easy to follow, with a polished and professional result.
Thank you so much for everything ladies!