Saturday, May 31, 2014

Floral overload // McCall's M6923
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:
  1. flowers, duh
  2. it's soft not starchy
  4. it swings when I walk
Next time I use this pattern it'll be for that cute little jumper!

1 comment:

  1. I love these! I wish I could sew! I was wondering if you'd be interested in doing a guest post for my blog? Mull it over and get back to me if your interested. I hope you have a great weekend!