Polka-Dot & Floral Designer Inspired Fabric

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Thread It Thursday!!!

Today’s post is inspired by Oscar de la Renta and Dolce & Gabbana. I am in love with their use of Polka-Dot & Floral Print fabric.

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Oscar de la Renta

Photo c/o Pinterest

 

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Dolce & Gabbana

Photo c/o Pinterest

So I had to add this print into my wardrobe in some way. I found the perfect fabric online. Which let me know that this was meant to be.

I knew that I wanted a maxi dress…..or so I thought…lol.

For this project, I used Simplicity Pattern 2638 for the skirt and for the bodice I use a YouTube video with a few alterations.  I will get more into that in a minute.

For the fabric, I used 3 yards of Challis.  It is rayon, lightweight and flowy, which works perfectly for a maxi.

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I ended up making separates instead of a maxi dress. This option allows me to wear the top with other thing’s and pair the skirt with other tops.

Now let’s get into the how to’s…..

As mentioned prior for the skirt I used Simplicity Pattern 2638 with the following adjustments.

Cut out 4 skirt panel pieces instead of 3 so that it would be very flowy.

Next I did a simple elastic casing at the waist.

For the top/bodice portion, I used the following YouTube video with a few adjustments. (* This video will also show you how to make this into a maxi dress)

Measured from shoulder to belly +2.5″

Next measure your bust + 3.5″ ÷ 4

I omitted the gathering at the shoulder’s

Finally, I finished the hem with by folding over 1/2″ and then again 1/2″ and sewing around.

I really enjoyed this project and happy that I was able to find and polka-dot and floral print that I love.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, I greatly appreciate it.

Until Next Time,

Sewloveable

Easy High Low Dress with a Sash

Hello everyone,

Back in the Fall of 2012.  I was going to an event an I really wanted to make the outfit I was going to wear.  So one day while in Hancock I found a pattern, that I thought would be perfect.  It is McCall’sFashion Star”  Pattern MP228/ M6553 to purchase click here.

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So now that I had the pattern, I needed to find the fabric.  The pattern suggest a double knit…..along with some other options.  I wanted a knit in Cobalt Blue. Since, I couldn’t find what I wanted I settled for a nice Navy Blue Ponte Roma Knit.

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Pattern Review

Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were pretty easy to follow….an I’m pattern challenged…lol.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:  The next time I work with this pattern, I would not use interfacing on the yoke back.  I would like less stiffness/structure in this area.

Pattern Description: Loose-fit, pullover dress with princess seams, side opening for self belt, self-lined yoke back  back pleats/ neck slit with button/thread loop closing, and shaped hemline.

Does the dress look like what is pictured on the pattern? Yes it absolutely does

Fabric Used:  Ponte Roma Knit (which is great because depending on how you accessories/style it, you can dress it up or down.  This fabric was really easy to work with and sews like a dream.

Is the pattern true to size: Yes 

I highly reccommend this pattern because it’s easy to construct, not alot of pattern pieces, looks fabulous and the pattern offers other options like a high low top, color blocking and lenthening the hemline for a totally different look than the high low.

Feel free to check out one my favorite blogger’s MimiGStyle. She did a great overview on this pattern in RED.

Happy Sewing!!

Until Next Time,

Sewloveable ☺

DIY Super Simple Floral Maxi Skirt

Hello Again

So a week ago I made this really beautiful Floral Maxi Skirt.  I have been wanting to make one for a while.  There is this blog I follow MimiGstyle.  I absolutely love her blog.  She makes some wonderful DIY Projects.  Which inspired me to make a floral maxi for myself.

Here is my version of that Maxi Skirt

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To see how to make this maxi skirt click here

To purchase the Floral Shantung Fabric click here

Happy Sewing!!!