The new Upton Dress & Skirt plus Mix & Match Expansion has all the bodice, neckline, sleeve, and skirt features you need to create your dream dress or skirt. But where to begin? If you’re looking for ideas for a causal daytime Upton, you’ve come to the right place!
With hundreds of possible combinations (over 350, in fact!), the Upton Mix & Match Expansion can be used to make dresses and skirts for any occasion. Today, we’ll be looking at some of our favorite daywear ideas from ready-to-wear fashion, as well as fabric recommendations to get the look. (And join us later this week for eveningwear inspiration and more!)
As you’re planning your dream Upton, we encourage you to use the free downloadable Upton Dream Dress Worksheet. Simply print it out, cut out the features you like, and play around with different combinations to find your perfect frock.
Okay, let’s get inspired!
The Boho Maxi
Floaty floral maxis with a square neckline are super on-trend at the moment. Choose a lighter-weight cotton or rayon for that feeling of floating above it all.
Want the look? Combine the Upton’s darted bodice with the square neckline, gored maxi skirt, and your choice of long or short fitted sleeves.
The Plaid Skirt
Not just for schoolgirls, the plaid skirt is a classic that works with so many tops and sweaters. Throw it on over tights (like the Belmont Leggings) in cooler temps.
Want the look? Choose a gored Upton Skirt in knee or tea-length.
The Floral Go-Anywhere Dress
A basic floral dress that you can throw on anytime is a wardrobe must! Whether you’re running errands or lounging in style, the Upton provides all-day comfort thanks to its great bust fit and curve-friendly design.
Want the look? Pair the v-neck princess seamed bodice with the knee-length pleated skirt, and top it off with easy-to-sew cap sleeves.
The Office Dress
Whether you’re going into the office on the reg or want to improve your work-from-home look, the Upton can help you create a whole new working-woman wardrobe. Choose a light- to mid-weight suiting for that sharp office vibe.
Want the look? Go for the v-neck princess seamed bodice and knee-length pleated skirt, plus the 3/4th length fitted sleeves for warmth against that relentless office air conditioning.
For the Fun of It Dress
Show off your unique personality in a fun animal print! If you have some quilting cotton in your stash that’s been waiting for the perfect pattern to come along—this is it. It’s going to look even cuter on you than it does sitting on the shelf.
Want the look? Use a scoop neck darted bodice with a knee-length gored skirt, and add tie sleeves to complete the dress.
Feeling inspired? Get your copy of the Upton plus Mix & Match Expansion, and then let’s start sewing! Be sure to tag your makes with #UptonDress or #UptonSkirt on social media so we can inspired from your incredible creations.
2 thoughts on “Upton Mix & Match Expansion: Daywear Inspiration”
I love these! This feature (showing us new ideas for our patterns) is brilliant and so helpful. I love thinking outside the box with this. Awesome and thank you!
I am new to sewing, 70, retired and live in a hot, humid environment. Cashmerette patterns are amazing and the thoughtful consideration that’s been put into drafting has given me confidence in my sewing journey – it had waned over the past year or so because of fitting issues – aka skinny malinky models and unrealistic outcomes! I also find items on styling incredibly inspiring. Thank you – Regards, Sandra