Spring Forward (DIY Dress)

It’s almost that time of the year! I can’t wait for the flowers to blossom, the dresses to come out, and the coats to be put away. But for now, I am enjoying my new DIY dress with this gorgeous green coat.

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I made this dress using McCalls 7091 and a 100% rayon fabric. It’s a 12 paneled dress (Yes, 12!). It has a close fitting bodice and flares out at the bottom, which I love.

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Things I did differently from the pattern: I did not line the bodice and used bias binding to finish the armholes and neck instead.

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Two things I’d do differently next time:

  1. I’d go down one size from my regular pattern size as it run a little too big for me.

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2. I’d also love to use a medium weight fabric with a nice drape. I felt the rayon was a little too light for this dress. It was windy when I was taking these photos and struggled to get a good shot of the dress as it kept hugging my body in weird places. This is the best photo I got of the front view.

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Sylvia

The Ravel Out

XOXO

 

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