The Meridian is such a lovely versatile style and is part of the recently released Geo collection from our friends at Papercut Patterns. We referred Zosia’s measurements to the finished measurements on this pattern before cutting and decided to merge two sizes! This sounds tricky but it was actually very easy, we simply merged the upper body of the size S into the hip for the size M and found that this was a great fit for Zosia. We also picked the short sleeve version with the long skirt length! This dress is definitely a relaxed fit and the wrap around ties provide a flattering cinch at the waist. Because it’s such an adaptable pattern with sleeve and hem length options, it would be the perfect day-to-night dress for any occasion. Think summer garden parties and weddings, mid-week meetings and dinner dates!
We used 2.1m of our vibrant Chartreuse Linen (134cm wide) for our dress. Papercut Patterns always include excellent instructions and diagrams that are super easy to follow and the Meridian is no exception. Papercut suggest this pattern would suit a ‘Skilled’ sewist, which we would agree with as you will need to sew a centre front junction where the ties meet, plus an invisible zip and neckline facings.
Papercut recommend light to medium weight woven fabrics with such as cotton, silk, linen or rayon for this dress. We decided to make ours up in our popular Chartreuse Linen, perfect for festive celebrations and our New Zealand summer! This dress would also work beautifully in a soft viscose satin twill, silk crepe de chine, classic linen chambray or even a lightweight wool suiting for cooler months.
Check out our suggestions featured below:
Viscose Satin Twill – Nude, Diamonds & Dots Print Rayon Crepe – Navy, Cotton Bengal Stripe Shirting – Black / Ivory, Chambray Linen – Silver and Organic Linen – White