A big thankyou to all for coming over to our blog yesterday to read the first installment of the Dita Dress roundups – the reaction has been so heart warming and everyone is just loving the style of the Dita Dress.
Same pattern, same Designer Stitch fit as always, but oh so many glorious makes.
Hello I’m Ashley R
from London, I’m excited to share with you the amazing Dita
comes with a option of two different skirts and different sleeve lengths. I went for the shortest length as I’m only 5 foot and wanted it above my knee.
I used a purple ponti and floral scuba for my dresses which I felt worked really well.
My tip, a toile is much needed to make sure it sits on your waist at the right length, you don’t want to waste good fabric. Also If any adjustment’s are needed you can do them before working on your good fabric. Make sure you follow the instruction and take your time.
I went for both skirt styles, as it looks different with the skirts and if you fancy twirling this is the pattern for you.
The sleeves may look hard but there not and it’s the best part of this pattern.
I shorten the bodice a little to get it to sit at my waistline and cutting at the shortest length worked for me.
I’ve taken my Dita
out for drinks and got lots of compliments on it. I already have three Dita
in my wardrobe but can see myself making many more to come.
Hi everybody! My name is Sue
and I live in South Dakota. I made my Dita
with the long sleeves and the knee-length version.
When I made this dress, cooler weather was threatening and with the lovely design, I wanted to be able to wear it now instead of waiting for warm weather again.
I also chose the flowy skirt because it is so darn cute and it just makes you want to twirl around like a little girl.
I used scuba crepe for this dress as it was one of the recommended fabrics and I just love this floral print.
Those sleeves! Take your time when you are gathering your fabric and make sure it is perfect as this is such a statement part of the dress.
That neckline too–make sure you carefully sew, clip, understitch, of course press so it lays perfectly.
I love using fusible knit stay tape when I sew to help with keeping everything looking neat and tidy.
I used it at the neckline, along the center back seam for the zipper and along the hems.
I enjoyed the process of making the entire dress as I loved creating the details of the design.
While I haven’t had a chance to wear my Dita yet, I will!
Hi everyone! I’m Huike
from Singapore and I would love to share my interpretation of the beautiful Dita
I made mine in the shorter sleeve length because where I live, it is always very sunny and hot.
The mandarin collar was great for featuring frog buttons which are commonly used in the cheongsam outfits that many of us Chinese wear during Chinese New Year.
I felt that the frog button added a lovely personal touch to this outfit and that, together with the fact that this is a knit dress, meant that I have finished sewing my 2022 lunar new year cheongsam that is both stylish and very comfortable to wear way in advance! Yay me!
The fabric i used is a sparkling cotton lycra I got from a destash and i got knit interfacing to help the mandarin collar stand up better.
I feel that interfacing is really important for knits that are less stable so pls don’t skip it!
If u are looking to use frog buttons like me, u might also want to check the neck width to make sure that it is comfortable to wear since frog buttons might make the neck tighter than a normal button with loop wld!
Thank you for reading and see you all at instagram ❤
Hi all, I’m Brenda
from The Netherlands and I made the Dita
with 3/4 sleeves, we are in Autumn now and shorter would be to cold.
I made knee length twirly skirt, because that’s something I can wear everywhere.
I’ve used a punta di roma from Driessenstoffen (https://driessenstoffen.nl/).
is a dress that looks complicated at the sleeves, but it is really not hard. Just follow the instructions. The sleeves are also the most favorite part of the dress for me, they look so extra!
I am planning to “hack” the Dita
into a regular shirt, with keyhole and sleeves.
My my name is Synthia
and live in Central Ca. I love vintage style garments and the Dita
dress represented to me, a vintage style dress.
For my Dita
I made the full skirt with 3/4 sleeve. I used a light weight scuba fabric. I did need to sew a muslin or Toile first to obtain the right fit for me I did make adjustments.
Tips, sew a muslin/Toile first, a must, and careful when ironing knit fabrics.
My friend and photographer was over the moon when taking pics of the Dita
, he loved the dress.
I have yet to wear it out, but when I do, I will be very excited.
Hello, I’m Luana and I live in North Carolina, in the US.
For my Dita
I chose 3/4 sleeves in my first (in ponte) version, and elbow sleeves for the second one (in scuba suede). For both versions I chose the supplementary fitted skirt.
The green version is made of ponte from SlyFox Fabrics, while the brown version is made of scuba suede from FabricMart.
I didn’t find the Dita
to be particularly challenging to sew. If you need to add the zipper (depending on your body shape), which I added only on the green version and then realized that I didn’t needed it, it can be challenging to attach on knits. I strongly suggest to follow the advice that is in the instructions to use a stripe of iron on interfacing.
has a wonderful design and it fits beautifully! I’m not sure what would be my favorite thing about this dress, but it’s beautiful. Maybe the unique neckline!
I only worn my Dita
in front of my boyfriend, who said that it looked great!
At some point I will have to try the other skirt version of this dress!
Hi my name is José
, and I’m from the Netherlands. I’m very excited about this vintage style pattern and made this classic ♥️ red Dita
I embellished with a big ruby bead in the collar piece.
I picked crepe scuba because I love the way this fabric wears.
The poofy sleeves really get body in this fabric.
But the flared skirt is still swirly!
Sewing the sleeves and collar piece was most satisfying part of the dress. They are simpler than they look to see, just take your time with all the gathering to keep things looking even.
I would wear vintage or retro every day if given a choice so I absolutely love the design. O haven’t gotten around to wearing this one very much, but I plan to change things around the next month or so.
I would recommend this pattern if you’re looking for some good drama and flair in a dress. You won’t be disappointed, and the fit is fabulous, as always.
Next up to sew selfishly is a mashup between Dita
, Brenda and Ariana💕💕💕😉 lot’s of options between those patterns😊😊
Hi, I’m Hillary from Atlanta, Georgia. I made the flared skirt because I love the vintage feel, and I tried both the middle and long lengths;
I’m tall so I usually prefer longer lengths but I think I ultimately preferred the shorter, knee-length look.
I also made both the short and long sleeve versions because it is hot most of the year but it is quickly becoming Fall here and I love making long sleeves because when I make them they aren’t too short like RTW clothing!
I made 1 version out of a poly jersey knit and 1 version out of a matte ponte and both worked well! I think extra stretch in this pattern is great and a tip is that if your fabric is extra stretchy you maybe can skip the zipper!
I loved making these sleeves–they are so unique and not that hard! I kept wanting to just take pictures of that unique sleeve.
I love a sleeve that is drama up top and no-nonsense fitted at the bottom.
I wear my Dita
s to the office–it makes me feel extra special and I love telling people I’ve made my outfit when they compliment me! I plan to try the fitted skirt version soon!
I used scuba bought from a local street shop. I added a strip of interfacing to avoid zipper area to get wavy, but depending on fabric stretch, it is possible to leave zipper out. I can it on without opening the zipper.