{Made} The Market Dress - Pattern Runway Easy Kimono Dress

This dress is perfect for a sunny day of running errands and going to the market! (And since the Pattern Runway Giveaway is going on, it was the perfect time to make it!) It is incredibly comfortable and super simple just to slip on and go out the door. I am especially excited to have had the opportunity to make one of Pattern Runway's Patterns! This project is based off of the Easy Short Sleeve Kimono Dress and I couldn't be happier with the results. 

Let's take a look at my review of the Pattern Runway Easy Short Sleeve Kimono Dress Pattern:

Size Made: Based off of my measurements and those provided in the size chart for the pattern, I made the XS size. The pattern is available in XXS through L.

Fabric: For my size, the pattern called for 56" of 60" wide fabric, or 1.55 yards. I happened to have 1.5 yards in my stash (Yea for stash busting!) and it was plenty! I even had about 1/8-1/4 of a yard left over. If you are trying to stretch your dollars, you may be able to get away with buying 1 3/8 yard for this particular size (especially if the fabric is greater than 54" in width).

Lightweight Fusible Interfacing - 1/2 yard (you will have more left over too!)
1 - 1/2" Covered Button (or regular button - that's all I had!)
24.5" (for the XS) of 1/4" elastic

Difficulty of Pattern: This pattern was rated by Pattern Runway at a beginner level. I would certainly agree with their recommendation on difficulty. However, bear in mind that the weight of the fabric and type will also play a role in how easy/hard it is to sew. The fabric I used tended to slip around a lot, so it made it a little harder, but nothing that I couldn't handle!

Time to Complete: 
Assemble and Cut PDF Pattern - Approximately 30 minutes. 
Cut Fabric from Pattern - Approximately 20 minutes.
Sew and Assemble Dress - Approximately 3 hours.

Machines Used: I used my sewing machine to create all of the seams, as well as attach elastic. Additionally, I used my serger to "clean up" all of the seams on the dress and make them look more ready-to-wear. I also used the serger to finish the edges on the facings.

Alterations/Changes Made to the Pattern:  I didn't know what to expect since this was my first Pattern Runway dress, and yes, I should have made a muslin, but I didn't! So... I made no alterations to the dress. That's the fabulous part about elastic!

Yeah/Nay: Absolutely yes I will make this again! The dress is perfect for tooling around town, going to the market, antique shopping or even going to church. I love it and am now examining my stash (and the stores) for more fabric to make another one!

What do you think?

Don't forget to enter the giveaway to win a 3-pack of patterns from Pattern Runway! It ends tomorrow at midnight!



SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

This looks lovely :) Btw, thanks for the sweet comment and thanks for linking up at Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

AmieAnn said...

This is such a cute dress! Love the pattern and the fabric you chose looks lovely on you! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next!

Tiffany Staples said...

Absolutely! Thanks so much for stopping by.

Tiffany Staples said...

Thanks AmieAnn! I look forward to sharing more!