Sunday, November 13, 2011

Cynthia Rowley succeeds again

I made this dress at least a month ago and it's been sitting in my closet ever since! I wasn't sure I loved it, but I pulled it out and tried it on this morning and decided it's a keeper after all! I was hesitant about the higher neckline, but I really love the cute details on the sleeves and the tie in the back. I'm a sucker for a cute back :)

Here's the pattern envelope:
This is the third success I've had with the Cynthia Rowley pattern line. Then again, I did have one major flop (it was this pattern and I would NOT recommend it unless you want to construct the most ridiculously complicated dress you've ever made only to find out the bodice lining piece was drafted WRONG!) For the most part, though, I think I can trust the lines of her dresses to look good on my body type. I think I might try the flutter sleeve version of this in the summer. I don't know about the long sleeved, though. I think with the high neckline, there would just be too much coverage and may swallow me up. You can check my site (link in the sidebar) later for the review if you want. Surely I'll have a chance to write it today ;)


  1. I made the tulip skirt and it is probably my sewing skills, but it looked horrible and the top that came with it came out HUGE. I haven't tried another one of her patterns, but I do like the asthetic. Yours is lovely!

  2. I just made this and it fits nicely, but when I tie it in the back, it droops and the slit buckles and pooches out. It's not tight enough at the neck and I'm going to have to alter it before I can wear it. I really like the look of yours.