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.