Do you need a great Spring or Easter dress? Let me suggest the newest release from 5 out of 4. I really like this one! The Felicity includes a knee length and a maxi length dress. If dresses aren’t your thing, you can make the top length and pair if with your favorite pants. Have you seen the Midge pants? They are the latest pant pattern over at 5oo4 and I am still obsessed with them!
The Felicity Wrap Tank, Top and Dress pattern just released at 5 out of 4 and it is a hands down win for the Spring dress category. I can absolutely see adding a few of these to the Spring rotation. The addition of the overwrap layer on the skirt would be cute as a color-blocking option or even a lacy layer for fun. The Felicity has a side tie for extra cuteness.
I sewed the knee length dress with the low front and the high back neckline. I love the options included with this pattern because it gives me the freedom to make exactly what I want. I have said it so many times in my blog posts involving 5 out of 4 patterns, but they never hold back on the options to make the patterns so versatile.
- Neckline options: high and low scoop neck front and high and low scoop neck back
- Length options: shirt, knee-length dress, and maxi-length dress
- Sleeve options: tulip flutter sleeve, short sleeve, three-quarter length sleeves, and long sleeves
- Tank top option included.
I sewed the 2x with the included full bust adjustment bodice and graded to the 3x for the belly and hips. I shorted my pattern 5.5 inches overall as I am only 5’1. I removed all of the height from the skirt portion adjusting at 3 different points. I think I may have taken off about an inch too much from my skirt, but also I am embracing showing my legs in public this year so this is a great starting point!
This pattern is perfect for your lightweight knits in all your favorite prints or patterns. I used a cotton jersey from the Jessica Cee collection and this cute print is everything. I had a little extra fabric so I spent the time to match my stripes because it is worth the extra effort to do that. You could also use brushed poly or ITY. This pattern does use a larger amount of fabric, but it is so worth it to make the wrap and tie. Don’t let the 3-4 yards scare you off! You could also use a larger scrap for the top wrap portion. 🙂
This pattern sews together very quickly. I am super I spent more time assembling my pattern and adjusting for my height than it took me to sew this one. I have been using a three step zig zag stitch for my hemming and sewing has gotten so much easier. If you struggle with hemming neatly, I suggest giving it a try.
You can pick this pattern up while on sale for a few more days! I appreciate it if you are willing to hit my afflink.