Hot! MTL: Mint Floral Border Dress

Sometimes I think it's my responsibility to create a MTL that improves on an original inspiration. For today's MTL, I found an inspiration that happens to be in a drab mint green color that would so not work with many skin tones. The dress is sort of just meh. However, I believe that it's got the right idea with regard to its use of border print. There's potential to this Dorothy Perkins dress that can be unlocked with these slight changes.

Also, I've been dying to use this fabric for a MTL. I love it!Mtl-mint

Original Inspiration



  • Use the border print edge for the waistband and neckline, while using the sparser flowers for the bodice.


Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.


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  1. I absolutely love your MTL suggestions. Really, really helpful and inspiring. Thank you so much.

  2. judy Roberson

    Hi Mena,, cute dress.. But which pattern is it.There are 2 different pattern numbers.Thanks for your help.

  3. It’s 2080 — the mistake is in the graphic. Sorry about that!

  4. judy roberson

    Thanks Mena.. Love this one..

  5. Hmmm … the pattern comes up as Simplicity 2180 for me. Simplicity 2080 is a vintage men’s beach set.