Introducing the Eclipse Dress! An easy-to-wear, every-season dress with a secret.
The Eclipse Dress is a loose-fitting delicate bubble shape with a diagonal style line that wraps around the dress. There is an oversized patch pocket with a secret second pocket hidden inside. It has a softly curved scoop hem that drops down at the back and is finished with bias binding. You have the option of sleeveless or with elbow length sleeves with a chunky fold-back. There are lengthen / shorten lines to allow you to adjust to above the knee or to suit your taste.
As with all Sew Different patterns, the Eclipse Dress goes on over the head with no need for a zip.
This pattern works in SO MANY different fabrics. Those listed on the pattern packet are linen, cotton, cotton blends, lightweight wool, stable jersey, viscose and chambray. But to be honest, there are so many more fabrics it could work in. I can see it made in two shades of velvet and paired with some knee-high boots….roll on Winter!
The blue dress on the pattern cover is a linen from the lovely B&M fabrics in Leeds. I love the co-ordinating blue and white stripe that was next to it. I’m not sure if you can order online at B&M, but check out their Facebook page.
This dress to the left is made from salvaged remnants that seemed to just be made for each other. The floral is a Laura Ashely cotton lawn from many years ago and the cream is some kind of vintage faux silk that was passed on to me a while ago.
It is a very easy dress to make, particularly if you decide to omit the secret pocket. On the pattern cover and in the instructions you will find details of the fabric quantities for the dress made up all in one fabric, as well as in the two-tone effect I have used here. As with all our patterns, it is available on paper and as a PDF to download. You can find the link to buy it here in the Sew Different website shop.