You know those days when you just feel like "Blah?" That's me today--I skipped my 6AM run this morning to read and don't plan on working out today (save for my yoga video tonight). It's days like today where you just need something comfy to pull on, and automagically look adorable. And it's not easy finding that type of comfy cute look when you're plus-sized. Things that make other girls look cute make you look like you're in a muumuu or a tent.
When Greenstyle Creations announced a tester call for the new Scarlet Swing Dress (affiliate link), I applied to test. I make no secret out of my love for Greenstyle--it's kind of like Angie has this magical power like the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Her patterns look good on every body.
The dress is a simple swing dress, with (we think) 110 options. I did the math on it, but I majored in anthropology and have a master's degree in humanities--I make no claims to be Will Hunting. That being said, there are tons of options, and no matter what build or shape your body has, this dress has a flattering option for you.
Besides the whole "looking good" thing, the pattern is also amazingly simple to cut and sew. I started my final version at 11AM on Sunday morning and was all done and taking pictures by 2. (And that's with cutting in my workspace across town and sewing at home.)
My version is the above-elbow length sleeves in the shorter length with a scoop neck. Since I'm always either coming from a workout, going to workout or sore from a workout, my intentions for this dress--and it's many future iterations--are to be the hug I need when I'm tired, the dress I pull on when I simply don't want fabric touching my skin because everything hurts (I'm looking at you, Murph), and the easy-to-pack option for the many race weekends ahead of me.
Plus, it makes for a pretty dope curtsy, if I do say so myself.
You can get your copy of the Scarlet Swing Dress today for $8.50, but after Wednesday, February 8, the price goes to $10. Get it today, because as Scarlett O'Hara would say "After all, tomorrow is another day."
You can get the pattern here. (Affiliate link)
My dress is made from Double Brushed Poly from Pretty Posh Prints. I got the pattern for free for testing. The total cost of my dress was $22.75.
Hi there! I'm Meredith and a dork who happens to be bad at running and mediocre at sewing, but in love with both of them.