Hello everyone! It’s time to announce the launch of my new pattern: the Meg dress and top! I know I say this every time, but I’m so excited to be releasing this one in the world. I’ve been looking for a simple dress or top for woven fabrics, something that looks a bit dressier for work than a simple T-shirt or jersey dress. That’s how the Meg was born.
This design was named after Meg of MegMadeSewing. Her wonderful personality and everything she does for our community is an inspiration and if you don’t already know her, you should go and follow her asap. Meg’s sewing story is included in the instruction booklet.
The pattern couldn’t be simpler. It has no fastenings, no set-in sleeves and it’s super quick and easy to make. If you are a beginner, you will be able to tackle this project without problems, but if you are more experienced, the Meg will be a pattern you go back to every time you want a satisfying, easy project to work on in an evening.
The Meg comes with two versions: a hip-length top and a knee-length dress. It has an elegant, wide neckline which means you can pull it on and off without the need of an opening in the back. The neckline is finished with a facing, which you can also topstitch for added detail. As with most of my patterns, it features an optional tie belt which you can make with the same fabric, as well as belt loops. However, you can also wear it with a leather belt or even loose, if you prefer that silhouette.
The dress version also comes with optional in-seam pockets!
Lastly, you can finish the sleeve hems with cute, turn-up cuffs or leave them plain. Whatever you choose, you won’t be disappointed!
Meg can look completely different, depending on the fabric you choose. Made in a drapey viscose or rayon, it can look very flowy and elegant, perfect for those hot, summer’s days. But you can also make it in a stable cotton fabric, such as a poplin or a lawn for a more structured look. Just be careful to choose a fabric you are comfortable working with, because the drapier the fabric, the more difficult it is to handle.
The pattern is available in PDF format in both Ad/US letter sizes and A0 (copyshop) format. It comes in sizes UK 4-28 and you can see it made up from my testers, in a variety of sizes and fabrics in this blog post.
I hope you enjoy the Meg dress and top as much as I do!
Buy your copy HERE.