The “Fun and Flowy” Dress
This is by far my favorite pattern at the moment. Favorite pattern of the year….not so much. This is more playing with the dresstangle and high-low effect I love. I was going to go full on muumuu but my mother-in-law convinced me to give it some shape. I took about 3 1/2 yds of fabric and cut it in half. I marked an arm opening then went in about 3 inches to create a small sleeve then tapered back out to the edge of the fabric. I marked the center on both the front and back pieces and also made a mark about 1/4 of the way out from the center then folded the fabric in on the right and left. I did the same for the back.
I pinned it then stitched them down at the top. Then I sewed both pieces together and finished the neck and sleeve openings. I left an opening on both sides to slip the belt through.
I was pretty happy with it as a floor length dress but I wanted to wear it to work. I didn’t think I’d get away with wearing a long dress that’s mostly purple and not black. I decided to fold the front piece up and sew it from one side to the other. Now that was more like it! I figured I’d wear it with a cropped black jacket but ended up wearing it as is. I got tons of compliments and no one in management said a thing.
Here’s a couple more pictures-
I love the way the dress moves when I walk. It reminds me a little of this dress-
from the Art Challenge. Only a little. After a year of sewing I think I could make it a lot better though I think it still looks pretty nice.
All right ladies-this is it! Our year in sewing is almost over! Phew!
Fabric: 3 1/2 yds poly blend $15
Time to Make: 1 1/2 hrs
First Worn: yesterday to work
Wear Again: yes
Total Cost: $15