Meet the Sia Dress pattern test team.

Taree @taree.marsh | Pattern Designer. Goes without saying I love the Sia Dress and it’s versatility as a pattern. It looks fabulous on a wide range of body types and also suits a wide range of ages. My intention was for this pattern to be all inclusive.

Kate @sewninbrunswick | I loved sewing this dress. I’m surprised that Taree went for something so technically involved for her first pattern! But it was a dream to sew, not at all difficult and a great pattern to take slowly.

Kate – View C

Natalia @nataliaholwerda | I loved making the Sia Dress and the slowsewing connected to it. The instructions were great (even for beginning sewist in my opinion) and so clear! I like that this pattern gives you a chance from making super fancy dress to very casual one, depending on the fabric you choose. I made a straight size 6 midi version with tie sleeves without any adjustments in @cottonandsteel cotton from @stonemountainfabric. Making this dress was so rewarding! And yes, I also love This dress has pockets!

Natalia – View A

Carol @chatterstitch | This is a size 16, I interfaced the waist ties but not the sleeve ties.

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Carol – View A

Hilda @sew.h_factor | I love a V-neck dress, especially the one that comes with a tie belt! The mini version of Sia dress is the perfect summer dress that will make you feel a bit fancy and cute. I managed to sew this dress on and off over 2 days, despite all the distractions of Covid-19 constant news! I made this dress in size 4 with a couple of adjustments. I shorten the skirt (I am 157cm tall) and I added a couple of buttons to reduce that deep V-neckline to make it a little more modest and wearable. Before winter comes, I might just have to get as much wear out of this little beauty each time I need to get my essentials from the shop!

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Hilda – View B

Nadia @nadiaseostyles | I made the mini with tie sleeves in size 8. No modifications were made. I think this is a dress that would flatter anyone who wears it. I absolutely adore it.

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Nadia – View B

Marzena @marzena.kolaczek | When Taree showed us her first version of Sia Dress it took my breath away! I decided immediately that this dress will be mine… and there it is! I chose size 4 (and it fits perfect!), and midi version with cute tied sleeves. These details are so charming! I love everything in this dress. Thank you so much Taree 🙂

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Marzena – View A

Anna @sew.lala | This fabric was just waiting for this pattern for a couple of years. I did a mix of the lined an unlined version due to the lace fabric choice. The tie sleeves midi version has been love at first sight and i could not be happier with the outcome. I skipped the side seam splits and closed the front a little bit more. A comfy breezy dress that can be dressed up and down as you like. Just perfect.

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Anna – View A front bodice hack.

Deidre | I love the femininity and versatility of this pattern. For my fabric, I chose a twill and added a lining which gave my version a dressier look. Made in a size 6, only one minor adjustment was needed. The pattern is well drafted with clear, thorough instructions. I absolutely love how the dress looks with the fitted waist and deep neckline. Taree did a fantastic job and it was great supporting a new pattern launch.

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Deidre – View A with sleeve hack

Cass @craftprofessor | I love so much about this dress! It was fun to make and has several fun design features. My favorite feature is the plunging neckline that makes it flattering and a little sexy, but it’s also super comfy!! I can swing my arms around!

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Cass – View D with sleeve hack.

Mariane @madebymariane | This dress is so fun. And has has so many fun features. I Made a size 10 with with no adjustments to size. I did just hand sew the front closed a bit since I don’t really do low cut. It helped me slow down my sewing and fine tune my craft. It has such fun features. Like the ties on the sleeves and the waist tie that you can tie in back or front, Invisible zipper, pleats in cool places, slits on the side(for more bike riding movement!) this is such a perfect spring summer dress pattern! But I’m sure you could Hack it to be longer and have longer sleeves for fall. Hmm, I just might have to do that! I’m glad I choose this fabric to make this dress out of! Taree did such an amazing job to detail with this pattern testing! I hope you all enjoy making it as much as I did!

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Mariane – View A

Georgia @georgias_poftfolio | I made view D, lined, in a size 6, and with the waist tie. The design is super flattering and can be easily modified to your liking, I removed 1” from the bodice length to bring the waist band up to my natural waist and it sat beautifully! I made the lined version because my fabric was slightly sheer, choosing this method does add more difficulty but taking it slow and putting your maximum effort in will give you the maximum reward at the end!

Georgia – View D with sleeve hack.

Denise @denise.does | The Sia dress is a such a nice sew. I made the size 22 in version 3 and I love the way it fits me. It’s a style that I can see wearing to all types of occasions. I love the tie sleeves and they are put together in an interesting way. The pattern includes lovely finishes even in the unlined version.”

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Denise – View B

Christine @createandpray | The Sia dress is literally my new favorite dress (and soon to be yours too) for the Spring and Summer! No lie! The design details from the sleeve and waist ties to the bodice pleats elevates this dress to create a flattering silhouette for many shapes and sizes for any occasion. Not to mention this dress has pattern hacking potential which I value in a pattern. I most enjoy that I can be comfortable in this dress and still feel sexy for date night. You nailed it Taree!

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Christine – View A

Victoria @victorialucilleanne | This pattern is an absolute gem! It was VERY quick to make the unlined version, but it is also nice that there is an option of a lining if you wanted to spend a little more time or use sheer fabric! I love the fit and I actually would not change anything about it. I made a size 4 and with the puffed sleeves. I loved the midi length although I cannot wait to make another shorter version with the tie sleeves!

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Victoria – View C

Cindy @cilearnstomake | I feel so privileged to have tested the Sia dress! As a confident beginner sewist, I think this dress is the right amount of challenge for me! I did the unlined version (I will attempt the lined version next time!) and a size 18. I successfully put in an invisible zipper and shortened the bodice and dress to make it fit me better, I’m 5’2. I suggest making a toil of the bodice to make sure everything hits at the right spot. I think this dress can be flattering on everyone. Size 18 was a little loose on me and it made it so comfortable. The instructions were really good, but as the beginner sewist I am, I did put my seam ripper to use a time or two. Overall, I love the Sia dress! I will definitely make more use of it once it gets warmer here, even if we’ll still be self-isolating 🙂

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Cindy – View B

Erin Sixteen Stitches | Read all about Erin’s make on her blog.

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Erin – View B

Martha @garichild | Martha made a size 22 in a beautiful print. 

Martha – View D

Cortney | Cortney made a size 6 in a beautiful print.

Cortney – View A

18 amazing pattern testers who made 18 beautifully unique Sia Dress’s. The Sia Dress PDF pattern is now available online through my PDF Pattern Store. I hope you love your Sia Dress as much as we all do.

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