Named just launched their SS15 pattern collection called Ticket. Fresh, sporty and feminine. I love it. These girls know how to bring trendy fashion into personal sewing. For me, their patterns are so wearable, interesting to sew and their aesthetics suits mine like a glove.
Today I would like to share my version of the florence tulip dress. An advanced/ challenging dress with a Y shaped bust dart in the front, contrasting belt detail, pleated waist and tulip skirt.
I love different shape darts. The Y shape looks very complicated but it’s just a fisheye dart. The construction is clever and surprisingly easy to sew. The most challenge part of this pattern is the belt.
The way the pattern is constructed means that you cannot take the side seam in after your sew it so all the fitting needs to be done before. The only thing I skipped from the pattern was the back slit.
I find the neckline very modest and would like to lower it slightly. The only thing that is lacking in this pattern is pockets. So if you are making it, add them! The tulip skirt is perfect to hide pockets.Fabric is the same one of my ultimate trousers.
Both for the outer and lining. I can see this in denim!!! Wouldn’t be cool?
Each new collection Named seems to take in consideration our feedback. Although tracing is still required for most of their patterns, the pieces are intercepting less. I think on smaller patterns no tracing is required, at least I found that on the koko top. Their pattern range increased up to size Euro 50 ( Us18/ Uk 22)
Disclaimer: For the first time Named openly involved the sewing community in their pattern testing process. I didn’t had time to take part in the testing round but Named kindly gifted me the finished pattern. All opinions remain my own.