It’s my birthday month and I was able to start and finish another garment! My family has been generous with allowing me extra time to indulge in my hobbies this past week. So I got right into it and sewed a very popular Wilder Gown by Friday Pattern Company. I used a lovely, oriental-themed, border-printed, satin-feel, rayon viscose blend from Spotlight. The combination of pattern and fabric does make the Wilder Gown look like a lounging gown, but that is the point. I wanted something that I can wear out later (when the lockdown is over), but also comfortable for home wear if I choose so.
- Pattern: Friday Pattern Company #022, Wilder Gown. Rated at “beginner” level.
- Size made: Included was Size XS-4XL, I made size XS.
- Pattern pieces: 5 pieces.
- Fabric used: Rayon stain [53% viscose, 47% rayon, width 140cm, length 3m, made in China, bought from Spotlight]. Note: the pattern asks for 3.7m length.
- New Techniques used:
- First integrated neckline ruffle and sash channel.
- Cut a few pattern pieces in cross-grain to make use of border print.
- Added front and back bodice darts.
- Reduced width of skirt tiers due to inadequate fabric: total reduction of 24cm from first tier, and 50cm from second tier.
- Sleeves hem minus 8cm.
- I finished the seams (overlocked) before gathering the tiers and joining them to the bodice and other tier.
- Topstitched all around the neck tie for a crisp finish.
- Lower skirt tier shortened by 14cm.
I find the Wilder Gown fantastic under a cropped jacket, as it breaks up the print a little and add a bit of structure to the outfit. I really enjoyed making and wearing my birthday dress. Thanks for visiting, and until next time!