Monday, January 15, 2018

Style Arc Cher Dress


Due to some efficient cutting, I found myself with a bit of Fabric Mart's black ponte fabric leftover from my Metropolitan Chimera Jacket... while the black was still threaded in my machines, I decided to make it into a quick dress!



Inspired by the versions made by Kneesocks + Goldilocks, I opted for the Style Arc Cher Knit Dress, a knee-length, exaggerated cocoon-shaped knit turtleneck dress with slim sleeves. I've been on the prowl for cocoon-shaped dresses, preferably with long sleeves to suit my current environment.  


If you've been reading this blog for a while, you'll know I love a good cocoon shape. Modern! Comfy! Suitable for large meals!


The Cher dress has only three pattern pieces (upper bodice, skirt, sleeve) that are all cut on the fold, making it a simple sew. It's the same front and back, which isn't an issue fit-wise because of the large amount of ease through the bodice. 


I cut a size 16, which matches my upper body size (my lower half is usually a size bigger). It worked out perfectly, though, because of the shape of the dress.


I really love the final dress! It's comfy and cute. It did give me a chuckle, though, because the first thought that crossed my mind when I tried it on and spied myself in the mirror was "Sprockets" (well, a female Sprocket), which will only make sense to you if you are old like me. I blame it on the turtleneck and black fabric.


My husband had a different reaction: "Can you wear a belt?" I calmly explained to him that the whole point of the dress was to be enormous through the middle and belting it would defeat the purpose. We'll just agree to disagree on this one, because I think it's awesome!

24 comments:

  1. Your dress looks so comfy and classy!

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  2. I love it! (My husband would have said exactly the same thing yours did. LOL)

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    1. Thanks!! Ha, it's not his favorite, but he'll just have to deal ;-)

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  3. Another great addition to your wardrobe.

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  4. I love it too - and my husband would have been in the opposite camp as well. It must be a Y chromosome thing.

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    1. Thanks!! He just doesn't get it, and that's ok. ;-)

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  5. Love this! And Sprockets:) I would live in this all winter (being in CT, like VT, there are months left).

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    1. Thank you!! So many months yet... (insert crying emoji!).

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  6. Love this (I am also a huge fan of a cocoon dress). Have you tried the Montpelier dress from Hot Patterns? I made 4 last summer...I love that dress (and the Style Arc Adeline). "Now is the time on Sprockets when we dance!" That's my era, too!

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    1. Thanks so much!

      I haven't tried the Montpelier, but it's on my list. And I loooove the Adeline!

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  7. This is lovely! It looks really comfortable

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  8. Stunning! Experiencing major dress envy! I think that I am one of the lucky few who has a husband who would dig the shape.

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  9. I love your reaction, often too we agree to desagree and I love him for that :-)
    Lovely dress by the way !!

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    1. Thanks! Ha, yeah, I'm not offended or anything. It's ok that he doesn't get it- I don't get some of his things, either!

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  10. Looks great. I made this dress and it was a massive fail - I think mainly because of the fabric, which makes me look like I'm receiving Morse Code or a message from outer space or something. I might hack it into a top and give this another try with a solid.

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    1. Oh no- I'm sorry you didn't have good luck with it! Definitely give it another go in a solid!

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