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Carlotta Party Dress by SewSarahSmith

December 13, 2019 1 min read

Carlotta Party Dress by SewSarahSmith

Patterns and Plains are thrilled to have Sarah from SewSarahSmith.com join our bloggers. She lives with her husband and children in the beautiful county of Devon and is a very accomplished sewer.

Sarah chose to make a wrap dress in our beautiful Carlotta Stretch Panne Velvet Jersey in this fabulous teal colourway.

This is what she said about the fabric.....

"So what about the fabric I used, eh? Oh my goodness, I love it!

"As I say, it’s called ‘Teal’ but the true beauty of this fabric is how multi-dimensional it is – a true green-based blue deepening to almost black in its shadows (you can see it has wanted to photograph ‘out and out’ blue in some lights). It very much reminds me of the colours of a Peacock – or a Kingfisher – it’s that kind of beautiful!"

She went on to say...

"I found it handled really well, didn’t particularly curl and has a decent hand and weight. It has a smooth underside (see the final hem picture) which means it doesn’t cling to tights! I can see myself washing and wearing the finished dress for a long time."


The fabric is called Carlotta and it's a stretch Panne Velvet Jersey which comes in five colours - black, wine, navy, purple and of course teal which is what Sarah used - all perfect for the party season.

It's a super quality fabric and as a special offer you can now save 20% on it using the code CARLOTTA20 at checkout.

If you would like to read all of Sarah's blog post, it's here. (BTW she says some lovely things about Patterns and Plains!)