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Monday, February 26, 2018

StyleArc Eden Dress--Love!!!

Here is one of my latest makes...the StyleArc Eden Knit dress.  Can I say, it's love?  

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This dress is so freaking comfortable!  It has some super fun seaming and pockets.  Normally, I hate pockets in knit dresses since they add girth to my already curvy figure, so with these being on the front princess seams, I knew they were worth a try.  

Would yo look at those pockets?  They are in the perfect position.  For reference, I am 5'7".  Most of my height is in my legs.

For this dress, I made a FBA, sloping shoulder, and swayback adjustment--these are standard for me.

Normally I don't need a FBA but I knew that with this dress to look right, I would need one.  

With the high-low hemline, this dress is super fun.  It has a rather casual vibe, which is perfect.
My only deviation from the pattern (sorry, I didn't take a close-up of it) but I made the v-neck a cross-over instead of having a center seam at the v.  Hopefully that makes sense. I also used SewkeysE stay tape at the hem edges.

Did I mention this fabric at all?  This is a cotton-Lycra mix from Stof.  This stuff is so amazing.  It is soft, holds its shape, and feels so wonderful on your skin.  I so highly recommend this manufacturer!

Thanks for reading!
What say you?  Do you have a favorite fabric manufacturer like I do?  I have this one and also Telio.  
What's yours?

Sue :) 


  1. Sue, your dress is darling, and I can see how the knit makes it just perfect! Great job!

  2. Very nice dress. I like the colour.

  3. What a great dress! You look so pretty in it, great color as well. The SA drawings do not do it any credit - it's beautiful!

  4. I love Stof knits as well. They are so stable, yet have great drape. I love this dress on you!

  5. Another beautiful make! Love the way this dress fits you - great length and colour - it's lovely. An FBA on that seaming must have been challenging - I wouldn't even know where to start - I always have to do an FBA and FSA so I look at patterns that make this as easy as possible and this one I would have shied away from for that reason. (Not the fsa as much as the fba) I love Simplifabric - they are out of Quebec so I don't have to worry about dollar difference, shipping costs or unexpected and exorbitant customs charges :)

  6. Lovely dress! Does look comfy, too! And love your choice of shoes.