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The ESTEEM dress! A lot of pics and pattern details!

This post is ALLLL about the new Cali Faye ESTEEM dress

Which, BTW,  is on SALE!!! You can get 30% off your entire purchase until Sept 10, 11:59pm EST with the coupon code NEWRELEASE.  (and yep that is an affiliate link :)  I do try an semi support my sewing and blogging habit... so if this post inspires you to buy the pattern - I'd be much appreciated if you used my affiliate link to do so <3) 

ok, now, let's talk the pattern! First off - The reason I jumped to test this is a LOVE a good openness/cut out to a summer dress and I LOVE princess seams!  

The pattern comes in 00-16 size range - which covers a full bust measure of 31"-43".
The dress includes pockets!! yay!!! 

The bias bound waistline adds stability and a pretty contrast finish if you want some contrast! 

I sewed up this dress in good quality quilters cotton, Jennifer Paganelli Sunny Isles by Freespirit.

I'm pretty sure the question will be asked, "how do you wear a bra with this???" My answer- I don't. They are the devil's contrraptions anyways in my humble opinion. BUT since the dress is empire waistband and lined bodice it would not be hard to add sewn in cups to the bodice at all! Or if you like torture you can try those sticky bras... 

I sewed this dress up in about 3hours, everything is quite straight forward and put together without any surprises. I do love the unique crossover back giving princess seams construction and it really is a fun thing to sew!

To buy the dress pattern head on over to the Cali Faye Collection shop! and don't forget to use the coupon code listed at the start of the post if you are in the timefram to do so!


Tina Voth said...

This is beautiful! I love the fabric choices and the styling!

Brianne Matlage said...

You look GORGEOUS! The hair, the lipstick! All of it <3

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