This is the first Papercut pattern I’d made and I learnt a few new techniques in making this dress. I would highly recommend this dress for sewers who are just starting because there is nothing too tricky in it like zips, bias hemming or darts (elements that I always try to avoid or leave last in a project). It uses the burrito method to attach the facing, which although seems a little daunting at first, is super easy. I’ve added this technique into many other projects since as it makes the insides look very clean with minimal effort.
I love this dress as it has pockets and hangs well. The only problem I do have with this pattern is that it’s very short, so I haven’t got as much wear from this dress as I thought it would. Next time I make this pattern, which I’m sure will be as I loved making it and really do like the pattern, I will make sure to add a few inches to the hem to make it a little bit more wearable.
However, apart from the length, the style is a perfect wardrobe addition because depending on the fabric it can be worn dressed up with heels as I have in the photos or just to the beach with sandals as a bather coverup, as it’s nice and floaty.