My colourful Aldaia
In this grey and rainy day of November, I wanted to share with you a colourful make, one of my favourite knit dresses: The Aldaia dress, from Pauline Alice patterns.
Aldaia is not a new pattern for me, and it's actually one of my favourite knit patterns (with the gorgeous Moneta dress from Seamwork).
I usually say this is the Swiss knife of the knit dresses: It can do everything! It's in jersey so super comfortable, but with all the different options (three different kind of skirts, three different kind of sleeves, three different kind of necklines), it can be as fancy or as simple as you want. Enough to never get bored of it! And I have to say that all the options are well explained and well patterned, so it remains accessible and doable by all. Bonus... It's incredibly quick to sew. A joy!
The making of Aldaia
For this one, I've decided to sew a similar shape than the one I sewed last summer (and you can see it here on my instagram): A pencil skirt, short sleeves, and the wrap top.
The wrap top can look a bit scary if you're new to sewing, or have never sewn anything like that before, but the Pauline Alice instructions are incredibly straightforward: As long as you take your time and read the instructions correctly, you'll be absolutely fine !
Once the top is sewn, it will only take you half an hour, max, to sew the sleeves and skirt. A few finishing touches with a double needles, and ta-da!
My own Aldaia dress
Compared to the original pattern, I barely changed a thing on this dress. I lengthened the skirt a bit, and added a slit to be more comfortable when walking. And that's it! I love the pattern as is, so why would I want to change anything?
If you're still here reading this post, you would have understood by then that I absolutely love both sewing and wearing, this dress... and I can't recommend it highly enough!