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.