As you can tell, I am still on my "floral high" this spring. Although I think I may just have gotten my fix with M5845 dress. It is a floral party with this dress, and I just love it! I first saw this dress back in 2008, when the talented Erica B. debuted hers on Pattern review. I had just recently taken up sewing; therefore, and did not possess the skills, in which to tackle such a dress as M5845. Now, almost fours years later this pattern, M5845 is not difficult by any means; however, it does require a certain level of skill.
|Style & Co retro melon wedges, Jessica Simpson handbag and F21 accessories|
|Invisible zipper! Getting more umm, invisible lol!|
|Altered pattern pieces.. Trying to those darts together lol, may no attention|
to that hehe! I also forgot to mention that I lowered the neckline, but could
have lowered it a little more...Something to look for if you make this pattern.
No need to despair, I just pulled up "my big girl underwear" and got to work! I knew that I wanted a more shapely fit. Hey, I lost some weight and wanted my efforts to show..."How you doin'! (in my Wendy William's voice) lol... So, that meant that I had to take the excess width, starting from the waist down to the hem. I was after that peg look. Although, I'm unsure if it worked, but it was pretty darn close to the fit that I was after. I also no longer needed an FBA, yeah the girls are shrinking, yes please! So I took a little off the side where the bust is, and I also took a deeper seam in shoulder seams, to prevent the gaping in the bodice back. Again, not sure if these alterations were legit; however, I realize in sewing you sometimes have to have your "Tim Gunn moment and make it work!
|Catch stitched hem which has become one of my favorite|
I went over the construction, but almost left out the best info, the fabric, right? I purchased this fabric from Fabric Mart fabrics back in February. I loved it at first sight. It's not something I would normally pick; however, I still in the same loved it! I knew I had the perfect pattern for this fabric. Fabric Mart labeled this fabric as faille; I'm not even sure I've even encountered such a fabric in my short span of sewing. At any rate, to me it feels more or less like a cotton twill, but hey what do I know? And this dress would not be what is without the back, so here's a parting shot of the back! Say it with me ladies! "How you doin"! LOL.. I rate this dress a success, it was fun, and I learned a lot in the process. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this dress to others, as well as to make it again should the desire arise..
|I love this pattern, the front is demure and while the back is like "How you doin"!|
Ladies, I hope you have a wonderful week! Be blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce!