Satsuki Dress by Victory Patterns

Satsuki Dress by Crafty Planner

Instagram has changed my sewing experience. Between the tempting #thegreatfabricdestash and all of the designer/fabric manufacturers, maker’s accounts, Instagram gives me both temptation and inspiration on a daily basis.

And then there are the days when you see a picture and you MUST have it all!

It started with this picture:

Satsuki Dress by Claire

Claire is absolutely gorgeous and rocks this dress! I know that Anna Maria Horner rayon is like better since I used a different colorway for my Staple Dress.

So what happens?

I immediately go to Victory Patterns website and purchase the Satsuki Dress pattern. At the time, there was a coupon but I couldn’t figure out where to add it. I was so excited about purchasing the pattern that I ignored the coupon and bought the pattern anyway. (Obsessed much!?!)

I printed off the pdf pattern and was immediately impressed. The sizes were marked in different colors, which seemed easier to me to cut/trace than different line types. Along with different colors, there were reminder text about the different sizes on each piece. Tiling was also thoughtfully done and I didn’t have to continuously look back at the diagram to figure out how the pages went together. SCORE!

I decided to use my Joel Dewberry rayon. I might have had two large pieces in my garment stash and thought I might want to use them. Rayon can be a pain to cut in it’s slipperiness but I took my time and it came out well.

Here is the dress:

Satsuki Dress by Crafty Planner

Satsuki Right Way Right Side

Satsuki Right Way Left Side

Satsuki Right Way Back

I love the fabric but am not convinced the style is flattering on me. It is a quick sew, the rayon is dreamy and who knows, I might make another one!

Comments 2

  1. It’s a beautiful dress, Sandi. I was listening to one of your podcasts the other day (April Rhodes, I think) and I’m inspired to restart garment sewing. I’m sure my husband will be thrilled to hear that. haha…

  2. Sewing with rayon sounds like an advanced skill to me since I’m not accustomed to using slippery fabric but I love the drape it gives your dress.

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