Hey y’all! I am back with another pattern review. Muna and Broad has released a new knit dress pattern and I am very excited about it. I tested this pattern and am under no obligation to post about it. But I really like this dress and wanted to share it with everyone. You will see pictures of my tester version throughout this post. There were small adjustments made to the pattern as a result of testing and I absolutely plan on making additional dresses from the final pattern.
The Hexham dress comes with a lot of options that allow for a mix and match dream. This includes a crew neck, turtleneck, cocoon shape (view A), fuller skirt (view B), short sleeves, 3/4 sleeves, and long sleeves. The turtleneck options are just like the Tarlee t shirt so you get to choose the turtleneck size that works best for you no matter what size you make. It comes in their standard sizes A through M, with a max bust of 64 in, waist of 60 in, and hip of 71.5 in. As a reminder, Muna and Broad will grade up their patterns if the size range is too small for you.
I made my dress in size H according to my bust. I did not make any adjustments. I chose view A (cocoon) with a crew neck and long sleeves. I had this floral double brushed polyester knit in my stash that I purchased from LA Finch Fabrics a while back. I wanted to use it for this project because it would be warm for winter and I really enjoyed the colors in the floral print.
I really like the slight cocoon shape of this dress. It makes me feel cooler than I am lol. It feels very comfortable and I honestly wore it several days in a row after I finished making it. It is just that comfortable. I would like to make many more Hexham dresses, possibly one for each season. I like that you can totally change the feel of this garment based on fabric choice. I could see a fancy jewel toned velvet dress or a bright yellow short sleeve dress that is perforce for spring. I’ve got a couple of solid fabric choices that will likely become year-round Hexham dresses. I’m also thinking about using a heavier fabric or ribbed knit for some turtleneck versions.
Basically I love this dress and very much appreciate an easy project that fits very well in my current wardrobe. I look forward to making this many more times. Thanks again Muna and Broad for a lovely pattern with a bunch of options.