Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Florals For Spring?... Groundbreaking.

Hello Readers. Flowers are blooming and it is time for some spring florals. This long, long dress is a perfect project.

When I decided to work on a floral dress in spring, I couldn't help but think about the great movie The Devil Wears Prada. Meryl Streep had this great line. 

 This dress was so long on me it was almost ridiculous. I put this dress on my dress form and started pinning the sides to get a better fit. There was a zipper up the back of the dress so I could get it on and off. 

You can't see the pins, but they are in there.

I took the sides in a little and made the dress much shorter. The original floor length did not suit me at all. Floor length flowers is a lot of flowers, I think shorter will be better. I also took the sides in a little to improve the fit. This was a simple project but it made this dress a lot more wearable.

I pressed all the new seams. I tried not to burn the fabric, I can be reckless with the iron, and this was an acrylic blend. My caution paid off because the dress turned out well.

I liked the bright coral color flowers when I first saw this dress and I like them even more in a shorter dress. I also liked that I could dress it up or wear it more casual. I am a more casual person usually. 
I wore this dress on a Target run, you can't get much more casual than that.

Basic suburban mom going to Target.

Thanks for reading this post, now go make something fun for yourself.

*Year end update- This dress is perfect for anything. I still like it a lot.


KD said...

Very pretty!

I Can Work With That said...

Thanks for the comment! And for being a reader.
Happy sewing to you,