Seriously, it's the third version of the Eva dress by Tessuti patterns and I can't get enough, it's that comfortable. I wouldn't mind making one more with some silk sitting in my stash. But I digress...
This latest version is made with a light-weight cotton that I picked up this past spring. It's perfect for the current hot weather. I found this lovely paper thin fabric in the clearance section at Fabricland marked down at 70% off and fell for the yellow and orange and some other colour (kidding the burgundy in there is nice too). Despite it lightness, it is not a sheer fabric which make it a perfect fabric to wear for those hot and humid days. It was pre-washed in the washing machine followed with a tumble through the dryer and then a pressing. It handled the pretreatment process without any issues but I did notice that it is prone to wrinkling and handled the heat of the iron well.
The pattern is divine. Do I really need to continue to gush over this pattern? If I had a whole closet full of Eva dresses, I would be happy just wearing them for the rest of my life. It's that comfortable. But that would make for a boring sewing blog so I promise to move on. Soon. Ish. I'm kidding, the Lily dress, another Tessuti Pattern, is next on my radar.
I did make one small change to the design with this version. I narrowed the neckline by an inch and it's now I don't feel like I'm flashing everyone if I bend over. And there is still enough room for it to remain a pullover dress.
This is the only version that I made bias tape with the fashion fabric. I also used Knit-N-Stitch tape around the neckline as I did in the first version but my stitching around this area is not as clean. The sewing machine needle that I had used during this section was not the best and when I changed it to a finer needle, size 11, it was a great improvement. I continued to used the Tessuti ribbon as labels saving the ones that came with the patterns.
Fabric: 3 metres
Pattern: The Eva dress by Tessuti Patterns
Needle: An universal size 11 for the sewing machine
Additional Tools and Supplies: Sewing machine, screwdriver, serger, silk pins, scissors, thread clipper, measuring tape, measuring gauge, ruler, bias tape maker, iron, ironing board, pin cushions, good tunes, many breaks, and coffee.