Making the Cashmerette Holyoke Dress was an easy decision for me. I was lucky enough to model the pattern envelope. When I tried it on the first time, I knew I had the fabric and the complete and total will to sew it up.
My fabric is a cotton lawn purchased on our trip to San Francisco in 2018. Because the fabric is see through, I underlined the bodice with cotton batiste and lined the skirt with Bemberg rayon lining.
If you find that you need to line the skirt, I’d recommend sewing the lining first, attaching it to the front facing. You’ll need to remove that 1.5″ or so of facing from your lining. It went smoothly and give the skirt a wonderful structure while keeping it airy. I did choose to omit the pockets.
I sewed a size 14 E/F which corresponds to my bust measurements and graded to a 16 at the hip. I did need to shorten the straps about 1/2″ to help with bra coverage and shoulder strap slipping. There’s also ZERO bust gaping.
Jenny, the owner of Cashmerette has another winner on her hands.
You look fantastic in your new dress!! It is gorgeous on you and love the fabric choice.
I love the dress, you look stunning. You also have such beautiful skin and this fabric highlights it! This is definitely a winner!
Gorgeous on you!
You look awesome! Love the alterations – makes the dress look custom made!
You absolutely glow in that! Beautiful.
Perfect style for you! It fits beautifully- both versions look wonderful on you. Well done.
looks fabulous! I will have to add this pattern to the store inventory! Love it!
Love that dress on you. What a “cool pattern” and your fabric choice is perfect.
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It’s gorgeous!!! Love it!
You know I love the dress so when are you making another one?!
Is there anything better than a sundress with circles? You look so chic!!!!
This is so very pretty on you. You just sparkle in this design. Love to see you in dresses.
You look fabulous in this dress! Great job on the strap placement.
That is so adorable! You’re making me want to break out my machine again, Renee; the only sewing I’m doing these days is cosplay with a friend from nursing school. Your fabric reminds me of avocados, too. 🙂
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