One of the joys of prepping patterns is the excuse to make samples of every single view. It’s something I can get a little carried away with: I’ve got no less than 5 new versions of the Henrietta Maria to show you!
It’s easy to get excited about making all the versions when I really love a pattern, and can find so many opportunities to wear it.
It’s shown here in mint green viscose (rayon) crepe georgette. I love how fresh and spring-y the colour is: it makes me feel like I should be eating strawberries and skipping through daisy fields.
And I absolutely LOVE View B of the pattern, with the curved back hem. It was inspired by a student who couldn’t decide what length she wanted the top to end at, and cut it with a curved hem. I’ve been playing with the curved hem ever since, getting it to just the right curve to skim over the hips and dip over the bottom.
View B has become my go-to top with jeans – it adds a bit of interest and glamour, while still being super easy and comfortable to wear.
What do you think? Do you like the dress or top views better?