April 21, 2018

a spring wrap dress

Hey Hey! happy "Sewing Saturday.  Spring is here! At least it seems to be...the weather has been nuts the past several weeks with the fluctuating temperatures! What better way to welcome the warm, spring sunshine than donning a pretty, flowy, floral wrap dress! I found this lightweight, stretch fabric in a beautiful blush pink at Joann's and thought it would make the perfect dress. I'm short and also have a short torso so finding a ready-made wrap dress that hits my waist in the right spot is difficult but I knew if I made my own I'd be able to solve that problem with no trouble. I only bought 2 yards and it really wasn't enough fabric for my comfort! I had to piece together scraps for the facings and the sash to make it work - that was after shortening the pattern pieces for the skirt, sleeves, and bodice. I always feel like patterns overestimate how much fabric you need but I really shorted myself this time haha. I used this Butterick pattern bought at Joann's for less than $2. The dress came together very easily and quickly. I've had the dress done for a while but needed to hand-stitch on the hook and eyes and tack down the facings...hand sewing is not my favorite and I usually put it off forever. Can't wait to wear it out and about!

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