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Pattern Review: Brensan Studios – The Priscilla Dress

Style Tip: Pair this perfect-for-spring dress with a chunky necklace and bracelet set and strappy sandals.

This review was originally featured in Threads #160 (April/May 2012).

Brensan Studios: The Priscilla Dress BSS157

This is a classic knee-length, shirtwaist dress reminiscent of a bygone era with vintage styling details, buttons down the front, a waistline seam, bust and waist darts, three-quarter sleeves with flared cuffs, an A-line skirt, and optional lining. The skirt is cut on grain. However, two optional grainlines are provided; choose these with caution, as layout instructions are not included. Note: If using one of the alternate grainline directions, add a center-back seam allowance to the back pattern. Instructions are clear, and helpful step-by-step photographs of the dress construction process are included, with sewing hints throughout. This dress is the first in a future line of ‘Dress Club Patterns’ where the body, sleeves, and skirt will be interchangeable with other designs. The pattern is suited for crisp cottons or drapey fabrics, such as crepe, rayon, and challis. Iridescent cotton shirting was used for the dress above.

(Sized S-XL [4-18] for busts 36 7/8-45 7/8 in. and hips 41 3/8-50 3/8 in.)

Style Tip: Pair this perfect-for-spring dress with a chunky necklace and bracelet set and strappy sandals.

-Tested by Michele Kwiatkowski, Danbury, Connecticut

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