Heyyy beautiful people!

I am back with another pattern to show off and its giving classy and vintage vibes! This is the Prevail from Unleashed Patterns. The designer, Tasha Gray drafts incredible patterns and I love testing for her. I am always eager to support a Black woman, but its more than just that. She is an incredible human being and her talent never ceases to amaze me. I love her patterns and cant wait to support her in her future patterns.

The Prevail is a dress pattern with a few options but the pleated neckline steals the show! This dress comes together easily so I’d say it’s a quick sew. It’s perfect for a formal event, night out, and with Easter around the corner, this pattern was meant to be released during this time of the year.

Time for some quick deets!

  • Pleated neckline with facing
  • Four different sleeves
  • Fitted skirt or Circle skirt in peplum and knee length
  • Pockets for the circle skirt
  • Pattern available in Letter, A4, AO and Projector files.

For my version I combined the peplum length with the fitted skirt. When Tasha added the peplum to the pattern I instantly thought of combining it with the fitted. I loooooveee peplums so much so I couldn’t resist.

As noted on the listing for the pattern, this pattern is made for light to medium stable knits. My first version is a tan houndstooth Ponte from Surge. The neckline was perfect with this fabric. My second one? It was a peplum top using Quilted stretch fabric also from Surge. My issue with this version was the facing and neckline gave me some trouble. The facing was sticking out more and wavy. This was due to the thick fabric I used. I probably should have used a non textured stable knit for the facing. This was a poor fabric choice on my end, but it was a nice teaching moment. Knowing how great the Ponte worked for me, I will make my next two with that base. Scuba is also a recommended base but I am not fond of this base due to the texture against my skin.

This pattern is newly released and on sale! You can grab this pattern using my affiliate link here.

Happy Sewing!


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