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my Sudley dress

Added Mar 9, 2016

by kelerabeus

Beograd, Serbia






This is Sudley dress – the latest pattern by Megan Nielsen Patterns!
I was so lucky to get my hands on the pattern ahead of it’s release, as I was one of the pattern testers. This is my first test version and I can’t wait to finally share it with you guys!

Sudley is a super versatile pattern which comes with loads of different variations – you can choose between dress or a blouse (both in different hem and sleeve lengths), with the keyhole cut out and an optional peter pan collar. Also, this pattern is reversible so you can even choose whether to wear the keyhole opening at the front or back. So much choice!

For my first test version I chose to make a dress with elbow length sleeves, peter pan collar and drop waist gathered skirt. The fabric is rayon I had in my stash for ages and I’m so glad I saved it up for this particular dress – I think that stripes are perfect for playing around with drop waist silhouette!
I had some scraps of red fabric which I thought would be perfect for peter pan collar, but since there weren’t enough of it I had to cut under collar pieces from main fabric. I’m not really proud of the job I did on this, the edges could be smoother and it could lay more flat. The truth is, I wasn’t sure do I really want collar or not and I still may take it off at some point, but for now I’ll keep it.

I LOVE my new dress! I like this pattern very much – it’s comfortable, cute and easy to wear, it checks all the boxes. Actually, I like it so much that I made two more dresses with it (which you may had seen already if you by any chance have stumbled upon my Instagram), and I have a feeling there will be more…


Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Apr 23, 2016, 08.07 PMby SueMH

    Cute style, and fun fabric choice.

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      Apr 24, 2016, 01.14 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you! I really got lucky with the fabric.

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    Apr 22, 2016, 09.17 AMby thewallinna

    What a cute and fun dress to wear! It look like a lollipop! But what can be better, than a beautiful dress being practical? :)

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      Apr 24, 2016, 01.13 PMby kelerabeus

      Thanks! You are so right, that’s my favorite combo!

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    Apr 21, 2016, 12.39 PMby Stacyco

    Very pretty dress! Sunny and cute colors!

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      Apr 24, 2016, 01.12 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you so much!

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    Apr 21, 2016, 11.52 AMby Réka Vanyolai

    Cute!! Just like a lollipop :)

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      Apr 24, 2016, 01.12 PMby kelerabeus

      Ha ha, thank you! Who wouln’t want to look like a sweet

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    Apr 20, 2016, 04.49 PMby TyMarie

    Such a fun dress! Make sure to take a look at the bottom of the BurdaStyle.com homepage this week. :)

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      Apr 21, 2016, 08.27 AMby kelerabeus

      Aww, that is awesome :) Thanks BurdaStyle!

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    Apr 20, 2016, 01.45 PMby DrapedinCloudlets

    That’s such an amazing dress and fabric – you look so cute :-)

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      Apr 20, 2016, 02.45 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you so much! :)

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    Apr 20, 2016, 11.15 AMby klarakeler

    Hahaha, I love it! It looks like 2010s does 1960s does 1920s! Perfect mix :D. Love the striped fabric, SO orignal nowadays.

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      Apr 20, 2016, 02.42 PMby kelerabeus

      Ha ha, you are so right! Glad to hear you like it, I sure had fun making it :)

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    Apr 19, 2016, 09.54 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    So nice!! Looks lovely on you! Great playing with the stripes! :-)

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      Apr 20, 2016, 02.37 PMby kelerabeus

      Thanks Ellen! Stripes can be so much fun sometimes :)

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      Apr 20, 2016, 08.27 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Congrats to be featured! Well deserved ;)

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    Apr 19, 2016, 12.15 PMby Paola Setolier

    Just beautiful, love your style!

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      Apr 19, 2016, 04.18 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you! I’m pretty fond of all of your makes too, so I guess we have a similar taste!

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    Apr 19, 2016, 10.59 AMby matkailijakirppu

    Very cute! Such happy colours! :)

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      Apr 19, 2016, 04.11 PMby kelerabeus

      Thanks! I’m all about happy colours :)

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    Apr 19, 2016, 10.08 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

    You remind me of a doll in a doll dress! Sooooo cute!

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      Apr 19, 2016, 04.10 PMby kelerabeus

      Ha ha, thank you Elpida! You’re right – I can see this whole doll thing (and it doesn’t help that I slightly overdid my blush!), glad you like it :)

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    Apr 19, 2016, 09.00 AMby Beccki

    Great dress i love the versitility of it and the colour looks fabulous on you.

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      Apr 19, 2016, 04.06 PMby kelerabeus

      Thanks Beccki!

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    Apr 18, 2016, 11.15 PMby Bellabluejungle

    You are right, this is a lovely pattern and dress. It looks great on you too.

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      Apr 19, 2016, 04.05 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you! I do love this pattern, so many possibilities.

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