Pattern Review - Wilder Gown / Top by Friday Pattern Company

This whimsical, loose-fitting pattern has been a hugely popular amongst the sewing community and it is easy to see why. It's a gratifying, speedy sew that is perfect for beginner sewers because it has an easy tied neckline (no need for buttonholes or zips!).

The pattern includes:

  • A top option
  • Long two-tier or short one-tier dress options
  • Short or long sleeved versions

I love that you can sew completely different looks depending on the type of fabric that you choose. Using a linen or cotton will make an everyday, casual dress. Whereas, using something drapey like silk or rayon will result in an elegant, elevated gown for special events or dinner dates. 

I chose to create a long sleeved, casual dress using 100% cotton. I made no modifications to the pattern and I love how it turned out - the perfect 'throw on & go' dress!

The pattern instructions are super easy to follow and include helpful diagrams. I'd highly recommend this project for a newbie sewist! 

You can watch me make my version here

The Wilder Gown paper pattern is available for purchase here

Share your Wilder Gown makes with me over on Instagram by tagging @pattern_cult - I would love to see your version!

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