#Craftyrox, Selfish Sewing

Wiggle, Wiggle, Wiggle.

If you missed my recent Facebook spam, let me tell you that I am the proud owner of a SPAAAACE DRESS and several other fabulous pieces created while testing the newly released Pattern for Pirates Wiggle Dress pattern. Despite the pattern end results looking pretty fancy, it is so simple to whip up which is how I am able to show you 3 finished versions today!

The pattern itself has several skirt and sleeve lengths, plus off shoulder, kick pleat, and top length options. For most of the versions I made, I stuck with a straight XL, 3/4 sleeve, and above knee-length. I love the glamour of the long skirt versions and I highly recommend you seek out some of the fabulous versions the other testers made.  For my purposes, I thought the knee-length would be the most versatile in my wardrobe, and I loved the fit, which is why I made a total of 3 dresses using the same options.


In my space fabric version, the fabric I used was ponte, but other fabrics with some stability work great as well. This floral hatchi has a brushed finish that reminds me of a vintage sweater dress that fit me before I had two kids. Originally I bought the fabric to make a pair of Mama Bear Joggers, also by Pattern for Pirates, but once I started testing the Wiggle Dress, I knew I had to use it for a dress instead. I consider it to be a HUGE bonus to the fitted nature of this pattern, is that it is not much of a fabric hog. It is very possible I might be able to still make the joggers from the leftover yardage and I already have this amazing faux-sweater dress already. Yay!

Finally, I’d like to show you the top I made using a mid-weight french terry. The pattern really shines as a dress, but I’m a sucker for a pattern being multi-purpose, and the top length is perfect addition as a separate. You can pair it with jeans, a skirt made with the Wiggle Dress pattern, or like I did using the skirt portion of the Patterns for Pirates Sweetheart Dress.

I can’t tell you enough how much fun I had working on this test. If you are looking for a versatile dress with a little bit of extra WOW and a no fuss way to make one, I recommended the Wiggle Dress.

In case you were wondering about my infrequent blogging as of late, I’ve been pretty busy and as much as I LOVE sharing my projects with you, I don’t always have the time to write-up full blog posts on my projects. You can find my general crafting on Instagram as @pensebrox and I recently started a second Instagram account @craftylikearox where I post the outfits that I wear which include self-made pieces. If anything, I hope my new account gives me a good way to keep track of my personal sewing trends and favorites!


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