Dita Dress Pattern Tester Roundups Part 1

Good sunny day to you all my sewist friends. .I am writing this on Saturday morning and let me tell you I am so happy to be able to share with you all the new Dita Dress in all of her glory.

The Dita Dress – the design itself – is such a fabulous shape. It has the biggest trend of 2021 – the #statementsleeve – along with a fabulous semi funnel collar, keyhole neck and 2 options of skirt styles.

The bodice and skirt have vertical princess seam lines which makes it a dream to fit – and throw in Designer Stitch signature cup sizes – and a most amazing dress that says to everyone – I AM SENSATIONAL !!!

And what a better way to celebrate the release of the Dita Dress – the Dita Rockstar Roadies Pattern Tester Roundups. 💗

When you see each of our roadies pics you can see how glorious they feel – there smiles speak a 1,000 words – and look – in their own Dita Dress.

And the vast choices of fabrics for their dresses is also amazing. We have choices are far ranging as ponte, scuba, velvets and suedes.

So let me not delay you any further – lets get the be-dazzlement happening.

Please shout a big WOO-HOO to all of your Rockstar Roadies. It is LOVE 💗

And our roadies would like to share the following with you all :
1. Your name and where you live ?
2. Your choice of option for the Dita Dress and why ?
3. What fabric did you choose and where did you purchase ?
4. What alterations did you have to make to your Dita Dress toile ?
5. What sewing tips can you share when sewing the Dita Dress ?
6. What was your favourite thing about making the Dita Dress ?
7. Did you make more than one combo of the Dita Dress ?
8. Have you worn your Dita Dress yet and what compliments did you receive.
And the finer details;
(AU/UK) 6 – 30
(US) 2 – 26
(EU) 34 – 58
Cup Sizes – B, C, D, DD
On Sale for a limited time only – $9.75(US)
Very Confident Advanced Beginner and Above Sewing level

Hello, everyone! I’m Carmen and I’m from the U.S. I would love to share my interpretation of the fabulous Dita!
I made mine in the 3/4 length sleeves and the shortest skirt length because it’s very warm here and rarely snows in winter. I also wanted a dress with ease of movement while dancing because doesn’t this dress make you want to dance? I chose to use a velvet ponte knit with tiny foil dots in a cheetah print.
The sparkles coming off the dress were enough to put an eye out but I love it! It’s perfect for an anniversary date or New Years Eve party!
As a personal touch, the high neckline and key hole were finished with a cloak clasp.
The gathered sleeves are gorgeous with little pleats at the sleeve heads.
The rouched belt accentuates your waist just perfectly.
I feel the Dita embodies an old-fashioned sense of style, elegance and joy of life.
The supplementary fitted skirt kisses your curves and is a joy to wear.
I have made four Ditas so far and I don’t think I’m going to stop there.
One sewing tip I would offer is to have fun with the Dita and put your own spin on this fabulous pattern.
You will surely feel like a diva in Dita! You can find me at https://www.instagram.com/carmenstatham/

Hello, I’m Beck from Melbourne, Australia. I love all the details of this showstopper pattern and it was an enjoyable and rewarding make.
I picked the below knee length skirt and a half sleeve top as we are enjoying Spring weather here in Australia.
I used a very eye-catching hot pink scuba from Lush Fabrics Australia and it’s a lovely weight and feel for this pattern.
I’m keen to try a shorter sleeve and skirt next, maybe in a cotton lycra.
If you want to see more of my makes, my Instagram is www.instagram.com/becksews

Hello everyone! I am Marieke and I am from the Netherlands.
Well, I can be really short: what an awesome dress! ❤️
The details are making this dress so special! A five euros piece of fabric becomes a dress with a look and fit- you can’t buy in a store.
But, what is also great about this design, is that it doesn’t matter where you wear it- just at home or at a party- it’s comfortable and good looking.
The dress is surprisingly easy and quick to make. Just have fun with picking out fabrics and make a toile first.
I made 4 dresses and I think I covered all the options.
How much I love the fitted skirt, everybody should at least try the wide one. You can only find out yourself when wearing-how this skirt is twirling subtile around you when you move. ❤
Since we arrived in autumn and the temperatures are decreasing, this dress is a must have for your wardrobe. Wear it with (knee)boots or highheels and off you go! ❤️
And, you can always look at my Instagram for more inspiration:

Hi everyone, i’m Christine from the Neatherlands. I made Dita with 3/4 sleeves and the longest skirt option. This will be a winterdress.
I used a punta from my stash and I can recommend punta for this dress.
The instructions are very clear and this dress is an easy sew, even though it looks complicated.
The favourite thing about Dita are the sleeves. They look so luxuryous.
I think Ill make one for next summer in cotton knit. If you want to see more of my makes have a look at https://www.instagram.com/stienmakes

Hello again, my name is Kelly and I’m currently living in sunny California.
I used a scuba crepe for my Dita, which is really easy to work with since it’s a stable fabric.
I grabbed some in a few different colors to work with at the National City Swap Meet in San Diego.
I love how well you can fine tune the fit of Ditaa with the seaming at the bust and waist – take your time and make a toile so you can get your best fit before cutting into your “good” fabric.
I loved planning out a photoshoot for my Dita. My family and some friends went out to Coronado Island and took photos at the iconic Hotel del Coronado (Some Like It Hot with Marilyn Monroe was filmed there!)
I had many compliments on my Dita while posing with my accessories around the grounds – what a fun day that was!
You can find me and more of my Designer Stitch makes at https://www.instagram.com/kellygonthierart

Bonjour! I am France L from Gatineau, Québec, Canada where I’ve been working from home for the past 18 months. I miss the office and dressing up for my job!
For my first Dita, I chose the shorter version of the panel skirt – I wanted a dancing skirt – with elbow length sleeves mainly for proportion as I am 160 cm. I made a 3B bust graded to a 4 waist and hips. I shorten the bodice by approx 2cm.
I picked a light and slippery scuba in a daring motif from my local shop Fabricville.
The lines on this dress are beautiful and will enhance your silhouette. And thanks to a very precise pattern, all the seams match perfectly for a very satisfying and professional result. Did I mention the sleeves 😍 they are easier to make than you would think.
I am still working from home and this would be too busy for virtual meetings but I will wear this dress very soon to a birthday party… or the second version I am currently finishing in a scuba crepe in plain forest green to showcase the beautiful lines. Same skirt but 3/4 sleeves.
I love the Dita dress and I love that I feel beautiful in it!

Hello, I am Carla from the UK
This was first time making a vintage style dress and won’t be the last. I made longer sleeve and skirt option.
I made my Dita with a beautiful black and grey textured Jaquard from Minerva
I loved this dress so much I actually wore it for a night out as soon as it was finished.
I used a 2 way stretch fabric for my toilé and actually worked out very well. It’s very important you use stabiliser for the collar and zipper specially when working with lighter knits.
My favourite thing about the Dita was the collar and the twirl factor!! I added a black picot lace edge bias to the hem which really help giving it a bit more twirl.

Hi everyone, my name is Sharon. I am from Singapore.
I made the Dita dress with plain skirt and shorter sleeves option. I used a Burgundy ponte fabric that I got it from Spotlight.
Dita is a gorgeous dress. Just make sure you get your measurements correct and do the necessary adjustment before cutting into your precious fabric. Make a toile if you are unsure about the measurements. I like how I could customize Dita to get a perfect fit. I love the neckline a lot and I also love the sleeves. I can’t wait to wear it for Chinese New Year.
You can follow me at my Instagram:

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