I love a red and pink combo, and this curved-colourblock take on the Alistra Dress is the Muna and Broad Patreon Insider & Maker Pattern Bonus for April.
These two colours together were exactly what I was searching for- I got in touch with Fabric Box in Auckland to ask for a photo of the two fabric together before I purchased them. I really wanted to buy two identical fabrics that were just different colours for ease of sewing and general matchiness.
My recent quilting experiments with curves left me a bit nervous about getting all these pattern pieces together nicely. Fortunately, the curves are smooth and long, I was patient and careful and also the tension on my machine was playing ball.. My worrying paid off and it all came together without a hitch.
Leila and I talked A LOT about the colourblock shapes, and I think the only thing that came from the first version to this final version was that we wanted to have a sleeve of each colour. Is this big curve shape a Gen Z look? I love the large scale of the colour-blocking and how the curved lines subvert but also reinforce the shapes of the body. I’m super pleased with the outcome.
I made a straight Size G because I didn’t want to have to think about grading between the sizes with the pattern pieces being what they were. You absolutely could grade but I didn’t want to have to think much so I didn’t. The dress is slightly more figure-hugging than this version where the front piece is Size H, but it’s still very wearable and comfortable. I cut 2″ off the sleeves.
You do need the Alistra pattern to use with this colourblocked pattern bonus. The Alistra Dress is the latest pattern from Muna and Broad and email newsletter subscribers have 15% off during launch week.
That’s a great dress; the curves are great. I love pink and red too.
I’m not usually a fan of color blocking, but this dress is fabulous. It looks so good.