Review: Reglisse Dress
I finished it! I had this at the top of my projects pile for a couple of weeks wondering whether the Atelier Brunette Posie Chestnut fabric was right for this pattern, but now the dress is finished I am overjoyed with the result.
Deer and Doe's Reglisse dress has two views, A and B, one with a tie neck and shirred waist and the other with a faux button front and elasticated waist. I don't really like neck bows as they make me look about 12, so I went for view B with the faux buttons.
The pattern has a very high waist and a short skirt so I decided to lengthen it so it was a bit more tea dress-like. I added 1.5-2 inches to the body and skirt which gave me the look I wanted.
Confession: I had never sewed with viscose before but I LOVED IT. It just glides through the machine. Atelier Brunette's fabrics are gorgeous and the print worked really well for this dress. It gave the dress a slightly edgy look.
My only criticism of Reglisse would be that the skirt is a bit too full for me. The pattern calls for bias tape around the hem which gives it weight but also fullness. If I was sewing this again I think I'd make the skirt a bit less full and might not use the bias tape so it has less stiffness. But, I can't wait to wear this in summer with some white plimsoles or a pair of heels. Now, if only there was a wedding to go to ...