I really wanted to make a cherry dress, and I finally have one! It’s a super nice dress to wear. People look a bit funny at me when they see the abundance of cherries, but at age 35, I decided to just wear what I like to wear. I used the Ariel dress pattern by La Maison Victor (Edition Sept-Oct 2015), and I modified it here and there. I already made this dress once before so I knew what I had to pay attention to this time.
I used regular knit fabric that isn’t too light. The cherry project almost didn’t go through because of DPD, the carrier that was supposed to deliver my fabric.
Thanks to an observant neighbor my package was found and the fabric ended up on my sewing table. I made the dress without zipper because the fabric stretches enough by itself to put it on without problems.
I made this Ariel dress with lining instead of neckline facing.
Although the original shorter length of the sleeves is certainly not bad, I decided to make the sleeves a bit longer for autumn.
To break the multitude of cherries and to add a nice detail, I added some red elastic piping to the waist line. The elastic piping has a shiny and a matte side and I chose to put the shiny side on the outside.
Cherry tricot: Little Vixen
Stretch lining: Pauli Leuven
Elastic piping and seam tape: Peggy Sew