I love love love the Satsuki dress and I’ve made several dresses and tops from the pattern. This is one of my most recent versions of the Satsuki dress and is made from a lyrca polyestery type material with coppery/gold paint-like splashes (I know nothing about fabric). The pattern is quite easy to put together and I think the most difficult, or rather time consuming part is the sleeve hem because it has a curved edge.
Instructions are given for three styles – version 1 (above), version 2 (my attempt here) and version 1 as a top. However, I figure there are several other variations which could involve removing the peekaboo shoulders or making version 2 a top (which I’ve actually done but left back at my parents house). Buy this pattern from Victory Patterns and check out the gallery while you’re there!
I’ll be posting my Satsuki v2 and my first attempt at the Hazel next!