Well that was a fun little poll!
I asked and you guys all responded with a resounding 62% - the Petra dress will be my 1st PDF pattern. Don't worry though - if you liked either Sunrise or Scalloped Pocket Dress, those may eventually turn into PDF patterns as well!
At this point, barring any software issues I am scheduled to call for pattern testers in about 2-3 months. I'm giving myself a big lead time on it so I take my time and don't rush on it. The physical patterns have been made since July but now it's just a matter of sitting down and grading the pattern as well as digitizing it.
In the near future, I'll be making another Petra Dress in my size from the PDF I am creating before sending it out to testers! There will be a full instruction list along with sewing suggestions, cutting layout, fabric requirements, etc.
Let's take a closer look about the design!
Please note that there are side seam pockets!
The dress also has a center back zip and is finished off on the inside with an all-in-one facing.
This dress is fantastic because not only have I worn it in the summer heat, due to the colors I made it in, it works just fine for winter with a cardigan and tights! There are endless color variations with it as well. Go for super-bright kitcshy colors like pink with orange and purple contrast or a more contemporary look like navy with tan and pop of yellow for contrast.