I was so excited for this dress after I saw EVERYONE’S makes for it on Instagram, all at the same time, so I eventually ordered it and made it.
Check out Cocowawa Crafts Marshmallow Dress Here.
The pattern is amazing, I have been looking for a big dress like this, with a ruffle detail hem, for quite a while now. I was also looking for a suitable pattern to whip up out of a bit of Tartan over Christmas. It was a perfect match. I went for a Dark Tartan, with Navy and Bottle green, I am not 100% sure where I got it from, but it arrived just before December.
When I cut out the pattern I extended down the hem of the sleeve as I planned to make it long sleeve, like a shirt. I use this method a lot to get the perfect fit on a sleeve if a long sleeve version isn’t provided (almost a custom fit in a sense)
So How Did It Sew?
Completed: 4th January 2017 (Majority made in December 2016)
This was a good sew as in the way it goes together, although it has been one of my most challenging patterns, but that was due to my own stupidity:
All was going well until The sleeve! I had made the majority of the top when I decided to sort out the sleeve before attaching (it was sewn, just needed a taper down to the cuff) Before that I thought I would slip it on to pin the taper and get a good fit. This is when I discovered that the upper arm was too tight. I was devastated as I had already chopped up all the fabric (it was narrower than usual) and wouldn’t be able to cut more sleeves. So in a bit of a Huff I dumped it into my To Do box to deal with later.
I had planned to have this as my Christmas day dress, so I then whipped up a plan B and went for the Red Crushed Velvet Sudley (see previous post)
After Xmas, in that weird time before New year that no one quite knows what to do in, I wanted to tie up some loose ends, so picked up the Marshmallow again. Just to see how much I was off by, I slipped on the sleeve to see what I could do… and would you believe it, it fitted! Honestly i have not lost weight on my arms, I must have just had a stupid moment first time round (blame the Xmas December Madness)
So I finished the dress, with long sleeves that fit, and I love it! I cannot wait to wear it out properly. I love how it is floaty, yet doesn’t add volume to my figure! I highly recommend this pattern, and I can;t wait to see what Cocowawa Crafts has lined up for the future.