Rebecca Page Cocoon Knot Dress
It has been a busy sewing week. I also had the chance to sew up the new Rebecca Page cocoon knot dress.
Plenty of options with this one, too. It's knee length or maxi length, long sleeves or no sleeves. You can also use a woven or knit fabric. I love patterns where you can use whatever you have on hand. I did the maxi with long sleeves, in a knit (double brushed poly, to be exact).
This one was way, way out of my usual style comfort zone. I mean, my usual style is jeans and a ratty sweatshirt, so a dress at all is way outside that. But I do wear a dress, I definitely don't have fun little details like this:
It is scandalously low cut on me (and I like low cut, but not that low cut!), but one of the options is to tack it up a little, so it doesn't show quite so much. I...definitely did that.
You may also want to tack the skirt pieces together. Or wear leggings or an underskirt. It was threatening to get a little scandalous on the leg side too, when the wind was blowing. I had not done that at the taking of these pictures.
Because I am incapable of reviewing a pattern without finding something to complain about, the sleeves are really loose. This is by design, and makes it really comfy, like a pajama dress. It also feels incredibly bizarre to me, so I will probably size the sleeves down next time.
If you make it in a woven, you will need an invisible zipper (maybe! Did I mention how low cut it is? The pattern says you will need one, so buy one if you use woven). In a knit, you do not need a zipper, but the back still shows where the zipper would go.
I'll admit, I regret using a print when I look at the back. I dislike that look. I think it would be great in a solid though, or in my case, it's a missed opportunity to do some really cool colorblocking.
Overall, this is a really great pattern, which some really fun options. If you'd like to sew it up, you can find it here (I do make a small commission at no cost to you if you use a link in this post to buy).