The Esteem Dress was inspired by Donna Karen's 2013 spring line! This sewing pattern was such a blast to create and this dress is such a pleasant surprise when you finally finish putting it together and you put it on. This dress is absolutely stunning on every single person I see wearing it!
Fun facts. The midline sits at the natural waist. Scoop neck with slightly fitted bust line, criss cross back straps with gathered skirt and optional pockets! The back of the skirt closes with an invisible zipper. The hem line is intended to fall just above the knee but is customizable to your needs.
DIFFICULTY : Intermediate
PRINTED PATTERN DETAILS
Our Printed Pattern option includes all pattern sizes printed on high quality tissue paper and a tutorial booklet with detailed instructions to guide you through constructing your garment.
The Esteem Dress pictured was created with a light weight suiting with a slight stretch.
Other options to consider are very light-light weight fabrics such as rayon challis, voile, double gauze, chambray, gingham, shirting, chiffon, crepe, seersucker, and linen etc.
Knits are also an option! Stick with knits that have 100% recovery and less than 50% stretch. If working with a knit fabric, you will need to create the waistband with a woven fabric!
Please reference fabric requirements in the chart found on the thumbnail picture provided. Fabric requirements are based off of a 44"(114cm) and 60"(152cm) fabric width.