Week 6; The Floral Dress


This fabric was so unique, I had to snap it up.  And it’s another I snagged in the Dallas fabric district for 2 or 3 dollars a yard.  I decided I’d try it with this pattern because the two together struck me as fitting into some of my bohemian fashion tendencies.  I loved the idea of playing around with the fabrics pattern and placement.  I also really wanted a challenge.  This pattern seemed like it had several techniques I’d never attempted.

As I laid out the pattern I really started to realize how big of a project this would be.  The dress is fully lined, has a flounce neckline and a gathered midsection.  I felt like I was cutting out pieces FOREVER.


The neckline on the dress about killed me.  I had to rip it out three times.  I literally finished the entire dress before the neckline was done.  In the end I skipped adding the lacing because it was starting to feel REALLY busy.

So without further ado . . .


I’m sooooooooooooo glad this is done.  It was soooooooooooo much work.  In the end I wish I’d laid the fabric out differently.  I wish the entire top was brown but it is what it is now.  I bought a dress making form midway through this dress and I wish I’d had it from the beginning.  Once I put the pieces on the form it was so much easier to see the out come.


But since the top was mostly constructed I was NOT changing directions.


I’m not in love with the dress.  It’s a bit cutesie for me.  It didn’t turn out in the direction of Bohemian fashion like I like, but I did learn a lot from making it.


So are you dying to know what next week is?

How about a this?  Wish me luck!  Pretty sure I’m going to hate myself for picking this one, I’ve never attempted a sweetheart neckline and the bodice has eight thousand pieces just like the floral dress.



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