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Cocowawa Maple Dress

Hello! I recently pattern tested CocoWawa’s newest pattern- the Maple Dress! It’s a double breasted collared dress with three different sleeve choices, 2 lengths and optional piping/ruffles! And of course the best part- pockets! It can be sewn in many different fabrics so it can be made and worn the whole year.  

I made the 3/4 sleeve option. I was between two sizes so I sized down because I preferred it to be a little more fitted. I picked a blue and white seersucker that I found at Joann’s. I thought this would be perfect for the spring and summer time. I can picture throwing it on with some sandals and walking the boardwalk! I didn’t make the short sleeve because I thought it would be nice to be able to cover up my arms a little. I’m so pale so keeping the sun off me is important! 

I also found these heart buttons at Joann’s and didn’t hesitate to get them. I like the playful touch it gives to the dress. I do wish I had moved the button holes over though because these buttons are pretty large and don’t fit as well on the facing as they could, causing a slight pucker. 

This dress was a pretty quick sew. The collar was the trickiest part but totally do-able! Ana has made a video tutorial to help! I strongly suggest you give it a go if you are hesitant about sewing a tailored collar.

There are so many lovely versions of this dress. I definitely want to make another Maple, in a fabric with more drape and add the ruffle! The Maple dress is available as a PDF and printed pattern.

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