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“Mein Herbstoutfit” – The Groove Dress

Sew Mariefleur Groove Dress Made It Patterms

A few weeks ago Fredi from Seemannsgarn asked who would join her for a blog tour showing off our autumn outfits. The German title of the blog tour is “Herbst Blogtour – Mein Herbstoutfit”.

Herbst Blogtour

Well, here in Northern Norway, autumn is almost over. It’s freezing cold and all the leaves on the trees are gone. But that’s no obstacle to joining this lovely little blog tour, especially since it’s my birthday today!

Sew Mariefleur Groove Dress Made It Patterms

Sew Mariefleur Groove Dress Made It Patterms

I made my first Groove Dress by Made It Patterns a few weeks ago and this is the perfect occasion to show it off, since it’s a real autumn dress! I used a super soft viscose knit from 1000Stoff for this version and used the wrong side. I debated for quite a while with myself, which side I should use. The right side is incredibly soft, but has a little more lint. The wrong side isn’t as soft, but I really liked seeing every single loop. So that’s what I ended up with in the end.

Sew Mariefleur Groove Dress Made It Patterms

Sew Mariefleur Groove Dress Made It Patterms

I chose to make a Groove Dress with a boat neck, long sleeves and a high-low hem. The Groove dress comes not just for adults, but for teens and children, too. I wasn’t sure if I should make the biggest teen size or the smallest grown-up size, but went for the latter in the end. The main reason was that I thought I’d be way to tall for the teen version so that I’d probably need to lengthen the dress quite a bit, which I didn’t want to.  But in the end I both shortened the dress and sewed it in at the upper bodice, so the teen size might have been perfect!

Sew Mariefleur Groove Dress Made It Patterms

Sew Mariefleur Groove Dress Made It PattermsI am not sure if the dress is supposed to be that long or if the dress was so long because of my super stretchy and a little heavier knit, but I just had to shorten it. The first time I tried the dress I felt like wearing a night gown! It was wide, long, soft and grey. I have to admit that it scared me a little at first (oh no, I ruined my pretty fabric!), but after sewing the dress in a little from the bust to the hips and shortening the dress about three inches (a little more in the back than in the front) I actually came to like it.

Sew Mariefleur Groove Dress Made It Patterms

And now I even love it! It’s so comfortable and incredibly easy to wear, it is kind of easy going and elegant at the same time.

Sew Mariefleur Groove Dress Made It Patterms

Sew Mariefleur Groove Dress Made It Patterms

Don’t forget to take a look at the other bloggers’ outfits, too! Most of them are going to post tomorrow and I can’t wait to see what they’ll be showing us.

Tuesday – Sewera, Seemannsgarn

6 Comments

  1. Soooooo toll <3 Das sieht so wunderwunderwunderschön aus! Und das ist das erste Vokuhila-Damenkleid, das mir gefällt 🙂

    Liebe Grüße
    Kristina

  2. Ich muss mich Kristina anschließen: ganz wunderwunderschön! Und so schöne Fotos!
    Liebe Grüße
    Johy

  3. So gorgeous! I especially love the second picture. And happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Happy Birthday! What a gorgeous birthday dress, I’d not seen this pattern before, but I love your version of it so much that I’ll be checking it out now.

  5. Your dress looks absolutely fabulous. The weight of fabric certainly makes a difference to the finished length. I have made Groove Dresses in heavy fabric too and they have turned out longer than others. But luckily they are very easy to shorten if you choose to do so.

    Your pictures are beautiful. Happy ‘belated’ Birthday.

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