Brown Ditsy Floral Cotton Collector Dress - Size XL
Brown Ditsy Floral Cotton Collector Dress - Size XL
Brown Ditsy Floral Cotton Collector Dress - Size XL

Brown Ditsy Floral Cotton Collector Dress - Size XL

The Collector Dress is perfect for everyday wear. The oversize shape and easy pull on style can be worn loose or flowing, styled and belted or layered with knitwear and boots for cooler days.

The wonderful nature of the Collector Dress is that it can be made from a collection of different fabrics and garments. This simple two piece dress has a top with underbust seam from which flows a wide gathered skirt. Sometimes the top is made from a vintage shirt, or if I'm using the drafted pattern, it will have a one-piece top with a cap sleeve, perfect for all year round wear. And of course those hidden side-seam pockets for hiding all your collected treasures.

The Collector Dress //10
Brown Ditsy Liberty Print Floral Cotton, Size XL, 14-16
This dress is the original inspiration for the collector dress and is a modified vintage garment. Originally handmade in the 70's this dress has the wonderful oversize shape and under bust seam and gather that gives the collector dress its flowing nature. I used this dress as a 'working toile' cropping to the perfect length and deducing that in my drafted pattern the undercuts seam would be slightly lower than this dress. I finished the inside seams which were raw edge and added the perfect pockets in the same fabric as the dress. I decided to add this dress to the Collector Dress range so you can see my working inspiration.

Actual Measurements:
Bust:     60cm flat across (120cm round)
Length:  95cm

Garment Care:
Wash at 30˚C turned inside out

Collector Dress Sizes
All Sizes Are Australian. Measurements are approximate. 
Check Individual Dresses for accurate measurements.
Collector Dresses have a 4-5cm deep hem allowance so can be lengthened if necessary.

S  8-10 92cm 36.5" 85cm
M 10-12 96cm
L 12-14 110cm
XL 14-16 124cm
XXL 18-20 138cm
XXXL 20-22 158cm

To work out your size, measure around the body and compare with size chart.
As these are the actual dress sizes, not your body measurements you will need to work out which size bracket you fit into. For a comfortable fit, add 5-10cm on top of your own round body measurements.

Angie measures 120cm around bust and likes a relaxed fit. Although the XL dress would fit, as the collector dress has no stretch and 4cm is not a lot of room for her active lifestyle so she would size up to the XXL. An XXXL size would be very oversize but also another wearable option. So when shopping she can choose between XL, XXL and XXL depending how she wants the dress to look.

If you're not sure about your size and need some help just email Angie here with your body measurements and preferred fit and she will advise you on the best fit for you.