MTL: Bloom Dress
And now, for our first Make This Look… By Request. Charlotte writes:
I am thinking of making a dress for my friend’s late September wedding, plus my own 40th birthday is in September(!). I have been looking where I would normally go for a special occasion dress, Monsoon. I think this is a UK chain. Anyway here are 3 dresses I like from Monsoon (which I think is considered quite expensive). I just checked, £95 (what 2 of the three cost) is $153. I would only get something from here as a very special treat.
If you select one for MTL magic I would be really pleased (can’t guarantee I will make it though!). My favourite is the first one….
I have to say that I actually like the Alexander Henry fabric I found better than the original! But since I could only find it at two sellers (Etsy and SewMamaSew) and there isn't much available, I offer an alternative in a different color scheme.
- Fabric: Harajuku Peony in Muted by Alexander Henry (from Etsy for $7.75/yd, from SewMamaSew for $7.65/yd)
- Alternative Fabric: Indochine Harajuku Peony White/Multi ($8.48/yd at Fabric.com)
- Pattern: Simplicity 2473
- Omit the sash for a look truer to original. Band can be in print fabric or a contrasting navy blue. Personally, I'd love to see this dress in the alternative fabric print with a contrasting red sash!
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