Simple Sew Cocoon Dress

Well hello there possums!

I’m finally getting back into the swing of sewing more and making time in my week to do so – yay! I was so happy to start back with Simple Sew’s Cocoon Dress as it’s a perfect palette cleanser – super quick and simple! Yay!

This month was my turn to get to pick my fabric from the amazing Sew Essential range and I went with this gorgeous John Kaldor Peaseblossom Polycrepe which is absolutely stunning. Such a brilliant purple print, a lovely drape and weight. It sews and presses like a dream!

I stitched up this beauty in about 1.5hrs and my only change was to omit the centre front seam – instead I cut it on the fold and took out the seam allowance…

I did this by simply folding the pattern edge over by 1.5cm.

I went for the sleeveless / short sleeved option which are lovely drapey kimono type so they don’t require any other pieces and finish all the seams with my overlocker. I have to say – I have become very accustomed to finishing my hems this way too. You may be able to see that they are just overlocked and not folded under. This is partly laziness but also I like the way it looks and didn’t want the skirt or the sleeves to go any shorter… but yes, mostly laziness! 😉

Sorry this is so blurry but just to show you – with belt!

I love this dress – I want to make many – it is SO comfortable, works well with or without a belt and has pockets! What’s not to love! I’m going to try it in a jersey too!!

That’s all folks!

Can’t wait to see your Cocoons popping up too!

Hello I’m Gabby! When I’m not singing with my band 'Gabby Young' I’m mainly sewing, dreaming about fabrics, patterns or knitting and vlogging or blogging about it all! Come join me! Xox Gabby
  1. Y love your dress great color.

  2. This turned out beautifully. Thank you for showing us all. I have the pattern ready but not got to it yet.

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