The “Folk Festival” Dress
I’ve seen a lot of floral-print pants this summer, but when I try them on I feel like I’m bringing back the ’80s in a bad way. So I decided to translate the floral trend into a dress!
I used a pattern I’ve sewn before, and what a great idea that turned out to be! It sews up much faster the second time around, and I knew how to get the fit just right.
Fabric: Victoria, Part of the Jennifer Paganelli Crazy Love collection from Sew, Mama Sew
Notions: Invisible zipper and a green button to close the belt
Time to complete: About 4 hours
First worn: To the Brooklyn Folk Festival, followed by birthday drinks for a friend. Everyone at the birthday shindig said my dress was very “folky,” so I guess it was appropriate.
Wear again? Yes, already have!
Total price: $25, not including the cost of the pattern
And here’s a really good reason to wear this dress: the butterflies love it!