I have previously made an I AM pattern – twice as I loved them so much. Check them out here. I love them, and wear them a lot still.
As with all their patterns, they are just effortlessly cool. And all are extremely wearable and modern, they have that feel of a ready made off the shelf, but with the quality of a me made.
The packaging was amazing, i loved the gold embossed envelope, with a see through side, so the instruction booklet becomes part of the casing. Although I did love their previous brown envelope patterns, I am happy they have changed and I still like it just as much.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t aware that I would have to trace the pattern, If I had I probably would have gone for a PDF version; I like to print of multiples and cut them out, its a kinda long winded lazy way of doing things. So not only did i wait for the pattern (which wasn’t long at all) I then had to wait for the delivery of my swedish tracing paper! An error on my part, but a warning if you are reading this prior to buying your own pattern.
On a side note, I get my swedish tracing paper from The Creative Industry, I have ordered from them a couple of times and had no issue. I am also eyeing up one of their makers workbooks, altough I think if I bring one more note book into this house my partner might have a heart attack (fabric he’s fine with, notebooks he doesn’t understand)
In the end, it was worth the wait as this basic raglan sleeve dress is a wardrobe staple:
So How did It Sew?
Date Completed: 16th May 2017
From cut to finish, the Cassiopée is a quick sew. The only long part was the tracing and prep, but that is done once, then all other makes are simply that, just the making.
I did have to shorten it as I am too short. I measured it and it seemed fine, once on the short legs struck again and I cut a substantial chunck off the bottom.
The fabric was from the cheap shop, and I love it, its so beautiful. I wish i had bought more, but I feel that I have pushed myself enough recently with pattern (we all know I would live in the safety of black, white and grey plain clothing if I could!)
This pattern came about just after I had made my other simple dress pattern in polka dot. I feel that this pattern will gladly replace that attempt as a best basic wardrobe staple and my go to casual dress. Many more shall be made!