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SQ Steph Lea Dress Styled Smiling Down

Steph's Lea Bias Dress

26—May 2023

This week we're featuring marketing team member Steph's new bright pink Soften Studio Lea Dress!

Steph's Lea Dress — Staff Made
May 26 2023

Lea is a recent release from Soften Studio, a bias cut loose-fitting pullover style dress with a scoop neckline. We're loving this hot-off-the-press and party ready version made by Steph, using an incredible pink crepe! Read more below.

Steph Lea Dress Front Spin
Steph Lea Dress Back
SQ Steph Lea Dress Front Leg Out
Pattern Details

Lea Bias Dress — Soften Studio

Designed to be layered throughout the seasons, this simple and flattering bias cut dress features bust darts and a centre back seam for subtle shaping. Steph made a size 12 using 2.5m of Lipstick Pink Wool Crepe, and made a couple of adjustments to the centre back seam to allow it to fit her upper back smoothly. Steph is an advanced sewist, and she chose to finish the dress with french seams and stabiliser tape.

Soften Studio recommend this pattern for an advanced beginner pattern, and Steph agrees! She said the crepe made it a little more tricky, being quite slippery to cut on the bias, but overall it was a simple sew. As always with Soften Studio, the instructions included with the pattern were very well written and beautifully laid out. We love the chic finish that the wool crepe gives this dress, perfect for parties but easy enough to pair with a jacket for a more casual feel!

Download the Lea Bias Dress PDF pattern from the Soften Studio website here.

Steph Lea Dress Styled Hand In Pocket
Steph Lea Dress Styled Walking
"This dress has a really nice drape in the wool crepe! It’s a little sheer but I think I’ll have fun styling it with other pieces in my wardrobe."
SQ Steph Lea Dress Detail Binding
Steph Lea Dress Styled Smiling Down
Steph Lea Dress Front Smiling

This is such a versatile pattern, and we can envisage it in loads of different fabrics. If you're after a crepe look like Steph, each of our stores have a huge selection of deadstock fabrics, including a handful of crepe styles in wools, blends, rayon and viscose.

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