Our brand new shape for our jersey lovers is Sweeney! She's the reversible double neckline of the Sybil dress, with the soft gathered skirt of a Winnie! Genius, right?!
FEATURES: Sweeney is made from the most beautiful heavy jersey with a great amount of hold and beautiful drape. She features a lovely gathered skirt with side pockets, a nice shaped bodice and we have added a beautiful 3/4 length sleeve for winter. Sweeney is the perfect comfy dress for work but also works so well for lazy days at home. Jenny is the perfect base for winter layers as she has a smooth bodice! We will pair ours with our stockings and boots, Primrose and Clementine cardies, chuck on a cute belt and you're good to go. Sweeney is lightweight for travel and will work for occasions too. We love her as a piece we can wear for years to come, as she is timeless and fits perfectly on a wide range of sizes. The smooth bodice is completely shaped to hug your curves and boy does this make a difference on a bigger bust. We of course have side pockets in the skirt and the softly gathered shape does not accentuate the hips due to our clever placement gathers in the front and back but not on the sides.
HOW TO WEAR: Perfect for those lovely days heading into the warmer weather, as Sweeney is a comfortable jersey fabric with firm stretch and a lovely screen print. Team her with your favourite pair of colourful clogs or sandals, a gorgeous brooch and you're all set for a perfect Spring day! We love the shape of Sweeney with a thick coat or our Chelsea Cape over her on cool days, but we also love her paired with our cropped Primrose cardigans, stockings and boots. The weight of the jersey we use for this style is the same as our Jenny Kismet and plain Bree tops. We love the heavy drape and feel of the stretch which is firm but gives over time. We also love the extra body the print gives this fabric making it a nice heavy fall that skims the hips and fits in the bodice with good stretch. The Sweeney neckline is the same as the Sybil dress and top, which is fully reversible with a higher and lower side which gives you great options to wear.
FABRIC: Tobacco coloured heavy weight viscose with dark navy print, the same base cloth as our most recent Jenny in Kismet print and our Bree tops. This fabric has beautiful drape, is a heavy weight with nice hold and the print adds extra weight. This fabric will feel firm to start with but will give. We have stayed our same size even though it is firm to put on at first, knowing once it softens it will loosen and fit as normal.
PRINT: The Charmed print by Kirbee Lawler for made590. Inspired by vintage charms and iconic symbology. Hand printed by Publisher Textiles. The base colour is a cross between tobacco and rust. We love the tone which is printed on the surface, which is a deep ink navy almost black. We love the spacing of this print which means it has room to breathe whilst giving great coverage.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the large scale of this print, print placement will vary more than normal, so please be aware it will not look exactly like the one photographed. Each piece will be truly unique and you will get a variation of this print placement in each garment, and depending on the size you order it may vary even more. We love ALL of the garments in this fabric so we are sure you will love them too.
SIZING: XS - 4X.
Liza is wearing a size S. Kirbee is wearing a size 3X.
FIT NOTES: This dress feels firm to begin with because of the screen print, but will give quite quickly. The neckline is also quite wide and fits better on a firm fit. Stick with your normal size in our jersey dresses.
Designed and Made in Sydney, Australia. We use local makers we have worked one on one with for many years.