My MOPS group decided to do a Kentucky Derby themed tea party for the end of year meeting.  I happened to be making this dress and felt it was perfect for the occasion.  I also took a piece of pink scrap and whipped up a shrug to go with it.  AND I glued some flowers and feathers to this hat to create an ostentatious hat for the occasion.

The final look with hat!

The pattern was easy enough to follow but my choice of fabric proved problematic.  The rayon print has stretch and I really didn’t realize it, so this dress is a one and done.  I wore it to my MOPS event and will never again.  It stretched as I made it and more so as I wore it.  I would like to retry the pattern with a sturdier fabric because I think it’s a great dress.  This fabric was originally planned for a flowy kimono style garment, but I pivoted it to this dress much to my disappointment.

Overall, it was a huge learning experience and some of them are that and not much more.


Written by sewsanityblog

I'm a mom to five, a wife to one and love sewing. I learned when I was a little girl but returned to it in full force in the last couple of years. The process of creating things keeps me sane. I set a lofty goal for myself, one project a week for a year. I'm four months in and it's awesome. I'm amazed at how much I've learned and improved. Set a goal to learn something new and devote weekly time to it. You will be amazed at the results.


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