[This DIY dress was made for and modeled by my daughter Mori]
Yeaaahhhhh Boooyyyy, Spring is in the air! And boy do I have a Black & White DIY dress for you. So just like many of you, I am a fabric hoarder and blogging for Fabric Mart does not help my habit. I am shopping all the time, I mean all the time and of course when the new fabrics are posted, I am there for those special moments. I feel bad when I'm ready to post and the fabrics I have used are almost always sold out and so this post will be no different. The main prints that I used are all gone. If you're not into mixing prints a single print or a solid knit fabric for this dress just as well.
[The Prints 1 & 2 were Fabric Mart Prints #3 is a Joann Fabric]
So lets talk about this dress! I love Cynthia Rowley patterns with Simplicity. They are always a little edgy and I like that because bold print fabrics work well with edgy. I have had this pattern in my stash for a while so it was nice to finally use it.
Pattern Review: Simplicity 1802
Did it look like the picture on the pattern envelope? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes
What did you like about the pattern? I loved all the piping in this dress and the sleeves.
Fabric Used: Cotton knit/Rayon/Lycra Jersey Knit. Make sure the fabric that you are using where the zipper will be inserted is not too thick. The dress top has a lining and the fabrics I used were not thick at all but with all of the pieces together and then inserting an invisible zipper was a bit much
Pattern alterations or any changes you made: None but I did use bias tape on the hem of the dress.
Would you sew it again? Yes, I want to make a solid black version, so that Mori can have a little black dress in her closet.
Would you recommend it to others? Yes
Conclusion: This is a perfect dress to mix up prints and it has a very flattering silhouette for all different shapes.
Well there you have it folks another mixed and matched up creation by Moi. Maybe this ain't your cup of tea so I'd say, just envision the dress in a fabric of your choosing because it is a stunning dress