X Marks the Spot with the XFactor Dress by P4P

Aug 3, 2020

I showed you my XFactor Crop (ala Peg Bundy style) late last week, but now it’s time to bring out the sweeter side of sewing.  Because darn if I didn’t feel just adorable in the dress version that I’d made for myself!

The X Factor Crop & Dress is an adorable pattern that gives you drastically different garments depending on the options you choose. You can create a cute, trendy workout crop or rash guard. Or you make a fit and flare dress that is comfortable and flattering.  The options include: crop / dress length, vneck / crew neck, short / three-quarter / long (hemmed or cuffed) sleeves, or tank top.  Mix and match to your hearts desire…you’ll probably love every single combo from this uniquely cross-front style top!  (You can read more about it on the P4P blog HERE if you wanna.)

This time around, I created the dress length, with the crew neckline, and short sleeves.  I chose to use fabrics that are a ribbed knit, but both are different blends and slightly different weights.  The skirt has just the right drape and the bodice fits me perfectly — so they were both good choices if you ask me!

Typically, I don’t like to use a different fabric for the top and skirt on an at-the-waist pattern any more.  This dress allows me to break my sewing/style rules because of how it comes together.  There is a waistband that folds ever so slightly over the back of the skirt and kind of conceals that seamline and it allows for a better flow if you’re mixing fabrics.

The skirt portion is a half circle skirt.  And while I didn’t include them in mine, the pattern does have optional pockets that you can sew into the side seams.  The length is juuuuuuust longer than I usually make my own, but that’s such an easy change!  And really, making a longer skirt is an easy change too!  Whatever you prefer, it’s a super simple adjustment.

I’m pretty smitten with this dress, if you can’t tell.  Here’s how you can get your very own XFactor dress, like mine:


Patterns: XFactor Crop + Dress by Patterns for Pirates

Fabric: Yummy Ribbed Knit + Poly Spandex Ribbed Knit from Fabric Selection

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