This pattern was released a little before Christmas and it was perfect timing to create some cozy winter wardrobe staples. Heather is a princess seamed jersey dress and is just super comfortable and as a bonus has great roomy pockets!
My first Heather dress was actually my Christmas morning dress. Christmas is certainly a day in which jersey dresses win- you can eat as much as you like!
Both of the dress fabrics came from fabricland. I did manage to squeeze both of these dresses out of just 1.2m of fabric. I slightly misread my fabric buying notes, but fortunately it worked out OK! The red floral dress is this and the purple can be found here.
There are a couple of fiddly stages in the instructions to attach the pockets, but the instructions are good if you follow them accurately and carefully. My purple dress ended up with cuffed sleeves and contrast pocket linings in order to get it out of my measly 1.2m!
Like several other bloggers, I did remove about 3 inches from the length and about 4 inches from the hip, graded to nothing at the waist. I don’t have the most enormous hips, but that does seem to be quite a bit to take in (1″ from front and back at each side seam). It now fits beautifully and is everything you could want from a winter dress- comfortable, stylish and pockets. I can definitely see more of these dresses in my life! I have couple of Ponte’s from eBay just crying out to become Heather dresses sometime in the future.