Hello everyone! Last month I was invited to test the Abby Dress. This is a new pattern from Rosy Pena Spring/Summer 2019 collection. I have been following Rosy since I met her at a conference in 2016. I love her style and I was super excited to be included in the tester group. The Abby is a feminine button front dress with princess seams. This pattern has three length variations and also has a blouse with a flounce version.
This pattern comes in sizes XXS to XXL, I cut an XS. This dress features princess seams at the front and a center back seam, perfect for my needed swayback adjustment. The back also has two darts which makes it even easier to adjust to your desired fit. I chose the maxi version but for reasons I can’t remember I omitted the pockets. I probably lost them and forgot about them. ( don’t judge me) The pattern calls for a medium weight knit but I knew this fabric was perfect for it. This is a Silky Crinkle Rayon from Joann Fabrics. ( Here ) I added half an inch for the side seams just incase since the stretch on my fabric was minimal.
The pattern come together fairly quick. I sew very slow so for me the buttons and the buttonholes took a while. I recommend for those not comfortable working with them to create a faux button stand. If your’re using a knit with enough stretch you can pull it over the head. I made a mock up using a medium weight Ponte and it worked just fine. Overall this a great pattern with a lot of possibilities. This is a perfect summer dress, I would definitely make it again. The Abby is on sale for a week only so head over to Rosypenapatterns.com and get yours!