Pattern Reviews

SQ Alice Mellow Dress Front Hands Together Laughing

Mellow Dress

26—June 2024

Looking for a simple bias-cut dress pattern? Read our review of the super cute Mellow Dress from Georgia's Portfolio.

Pattern Reviews — Georgia's Portfolio | Mellow Dress
Jun 26 2024

If you're planning a mid-winter getaway to somewhere warm, bump a bias cut dress to the top of your must-make list! We love bias cut garments for their comfort factor and subtly form-fitting drape. The Mellow Dress from Georgia'a Portfolio popped up in our feed recently, and we knew this simple timeless staple needed a place on the blog! A flattering and elegant silhouette, the beginner-friendly Mellow Dress pattern offers versatile styling options for all manner of occasions. Read on for details, kindly modelled by Alice from our HQ team.

Alice Mellow Dress Front Arms Out
Alice Mellow Dress Backt
SQ Alice Mellow Dress Shoulder Detail 2
Pattern Review

Pattern Used — Georgia's Portfolio Mellow Dress

The Mellow Dress sports a simple silhouette that is designed to be cut on bias to allow ease of movement. Attention to detail is given in the cute shoulder fastenings this pattern features, meaning no fussy back neck closure to handle. We tested this out in a size 12 for Alice, and the fit was perfect! The instructions and illustrations were super easy to follow and we loved the clean finish of the double fold bias binding around the neckline and armholes. Our size 12 used 2.5m of Bold Gerbera Midweight Linen in Emerald, and we adore how this large-scale floral comes to life with this pattern. We agree with the advanced beginner difficulty level, with the handmade loops at the shoulder The Mellow Dress pattern is a digital PDF download and is offered in Australian sizes 6-28 from Georgia's website here.

Alice Mellow Dress Front Smiling
Alice Mellow Dress Back Walking
Fabric Recommendations

Fabric Used — Bold Gerbera Midweight Linen in Emerald

Georgia's Portfolio recommend using woven fabrics that have drape such as viscose, silk, rayon, cotton, light weight linen for the Mellow Dress pattern. A printed linen like our version here is a playful option for holiday-mode dressing, whereas a silk would be perfect for special occasions! Here are a few fabric options below from our online store, from bottom to top is our Calendula Cotton Blend Twill – Black, Tumbled Midweight Linen – Russet, Stretch Wool Suiting – Hazelnut, Layer Weft Stripe Cotton – Farro and Silk Crepe De Chine – Topaz

Mellow Dress Recc SQ
Alice Mellow Dress Front Portrait
Alice Mellow Dress Front Arms Behind Leaning
SQ Alice Mellow Dress Front

Bias cut dresses and skirts might seem a little intimidating as a beginner, but the simplicity of the Mellow Dress pattern makes it a great option to try your hand at the technique. If you're after a skirt pattern, check out our review of the Clo Skirt from Soften Studio here on the blog. Share your beginner projects with us over on Instagram and TikTok!

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