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.


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