The Sara project: Panama Tee Dress with Télio
Melody Knit (39112-15)
This fabric was gifted to me from Telio, and the pattern was gifted to me from Indiesew. All opinions are my own.
Say hello to my summer staple dress. The moment I laid eyes on this fun Melody Knit fabric from Telio, I instantly pictured the Panama Tee Dress by Aline Design Co. I love the zig zag pattern and also texture of this fabric. It comes in so many great colors too, but this royal blue screamed summer and there was no going back.
Telio invited me to sew something up for Me Made May using their fabric. I also picked up a few other amazing fabrics you’ll see popping up in the very near future.
I’ve had the Panama Tee Dress pattern for a long time, (picked it up from Indiesew forever ago), but this one is my very first. I sewed up a size 2, view B body with my personal measurements being:
bust: 33″, waist: 27″ and hips: 35″
So the size 2 waist measurement was smaller than mine, but the fit is perfect. I could have graded out slightly at the waist but I decided not to. No mods made. Fit is fabulous. The sleeves are fitted just right, the neckline went in with one try. The whole dress was finished in about an hour. This fabric has great stretch and was easy to work with.
If you are wondering, no, I’m not expecting. Just the result of three giant babies. (Suck it in!). I’m a little self conscious of my middle area and for this reason I don’t normally go for more fitted dresses like this. Although, while wearing this dress I felt so comfortable that II decided I’m just going to wear it all the time anyways. This dress is going to be a summer staple for me. There is just enough ease that this pattern doesn’t fit too close to the body, but just enough that it’s still flattering. I’m really so happy with it with this project.
*GIVEAWAY* Telio has generously offered to giveaway 3 meters of this fabric in your personal color choice. Head over to my Instagram for all of the details, just look for this dress in my grid. Giveaway ends Saturday May 25th at 10 am MST.
So if you’re on the hunt for a simple, easy and quick make for summer that you’ll want wear over and over again, this is it. Go check out all of the other color options this knit fabric comes in! Happy sewing!
Check out this talented woman’s work on her Blog and on her Instagram feed.
COLOUR CRUSH: Marina Blue
New shades of blue are a rare thing to come by, every possible hue has been explored many times before. That being said, when certain blues we haven’t seen in a while make a comeback, we’re all for it. The more blues the better! Next season, we’ll be seeing the return of Marina Blue. This […]
TOP 5 FRIDAY: Fabric Picks
We get so much fabric at the Télio offices that some times we just have to take a moment and share our favourites with you. We can’t keep all of this love for ourselves! As you know, we’re always partial to prints, solid coloured textiles are fun and we always image the garments we would […]
TREND ALERT: Blanket Capes
If you’ve been inside a clothing store this season you’ve undoubtedly seen this season’s biggest trend; the blanket cape! Yes, we’re aware it’s just a fancy industry name for a poncho, but we’re all over it, and technically, the blanket cape is worn a little longer than the regular, traditional fringy poncho that was all […]
FABRIC INSPIRATION: Festina
Festina! There was no better way to call these fabrics, because they’re the definition of festive! Our brand new Festina prints all come in multi-coloured shades with a black base. The floral designs of the fabric can be deciphered from afar by looking at the embroidered coloured touches on the black woven base. Some even […]
TREND ALERT: Sequin Tunics
Have you ever had that moment where you see a piece of clothing and you know that you will never get over it. We say ”never get over it” because buying said piece is totally out of the question, but it simply will never leave our thoughts for as long as we live. Has that […]
MOOD: Motivational Fall Fabrics
We know that fall can sometimes be depressing. It means the end of summer, it means colder weather, it means less sunlight, it means the holiday shopping season is coming. Here at Télio, instead of feeling blue, we embrace the season! We do so by wearing a lot of October’s unofficial colour, Orange! Orange, like […]
TOP 5: September Fabrics
It’s that time of the month again (no, not that one), where we pick our favourite fabrics of the month! As always, our selection is purely instinctual and not scientific or sales based. We pick the fabrics that made us go ”Wow!” upon first seeing/touching them. Here is our Top 5! 36758 – Robin Crepe […]
INSPIRATION: Spring/Summer 2016's Lace Takeover
Times are changing, designers are making bold moves that reflect what is happening in our culture. 2015 was a big year for trans issues, with Laverne Cox being on the cover of Time magazine, Caitlyn Jenner‘s 17 million strong Diane Sawyer interview and the plethora of movies surrounding issues of gender transition, it would appear […]
TOP 5: August Fabrics
Another month, another Top 5! As per usual, we received some really amazing fabrics in August and we’re choosing our absolute favourites for our Top 5. Like the previous months, we try to have some diversity in our picks, but sometimes our love of florals overtakes us. Please forgive us. Here’s our Top 5 favourite fabrics […]