I feel like a walking garden in this dress! I love flowers and this denim floral print is absolutely perfect. As per usual I used only the bodice of this McCalls pattern. I tried my hand at pattern modification. And because the only thing I did was change the neckline to a deeper V, swap the gathered skirt for a circle, and add pockets it was a breeze. I didn't make sleeve facings because I didn't feel like it and the denim on its own was fine just folded over. Also, no lining required! Oh I love denim. Everything is so much easier and quicker to sew. Originally the front and back neckline was going to be much higher but I changed my mind. I thought the print would be too overwhelming. Then I was going to put a scalloped trim all the way around the neckline but again I changed my mind. It would have been too country lookin' you know what I mean? Plus I just wanted the pretty flowers to be the main event. Too much going on would ruin it. I'm quite obsessed with ribbons at the moment so I got an extra wide white ribbon to put on as a sash so I wouldn't have to actually make one.
4 Reasons I love this dress:
it's soft not starchy
POCKETS. EVERY DRESS NEEDS POCKETS.
it swings when I walk
Next time I use this pattern it'll be for that cute little jumper!