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Made by a Fabricista: Church Flow DIY Dress

[This outfit was made for and modeled by my daughter Mori]

Hello 2017!!! We are going to start the year off with The "Church"  DIY Dress. That's what Mori calls this dress. I thought well since we are going with the whole Church Dress let's add some pearls! So I'm thinking this dress will not get a lot of air-time if you catch my drift. Now  you may remember the fabric that I used for the skirt because it was the same fabric I used for that beautiful jumpsuit below that Mori rocked this summer. Everybody loved that print and it was sold-out!

[Black & White Rose Print100% Poly Ripstop Suiting is no longer available]

I had a little yardage left in my stash for a rainy day. I fell in love when I saw this Pre-cut Vibrant Magenta Nylon/Lycra Suiting by Halston and I snatched up 4 yards in the hopes of making a suit. This fabric has a Scuba-like feel to it and I decided I didn't want pants out of this fabric.                                                                                                                                                                       
I was going to make just a blazer but then I played around with mixing this solid with a  print and this is what happened! I decided on McCall's 7083. I don't have any tips for this pattern, it was pretty straight forward, easy, peazy! This pattern has several options that you can mix and match. I hacked the sleeves just a little, I made them a little fuller than the pattern and my cuffs are thicker than the pattern's cuffs. I'm thinking this could be a go-to pattern, that I can whip up real quick.                                                                                                                                                                                                         So the pre-cut fabric is history but there is a pink shade of by-the-yard fabric HERE. Be aware of your heat setting on your iron with this type of fabric....I did scorch a piece and had to start over. You will also want to use your walking foot to sew this fabric, it will make your life easier. Rest assured that this type of fabric is NOT your only option. Another vibrant color that looks like fun is this Coral-Orange Viscose HERE.

 











Until next time Peeps!
Michelle @ ThatBlackChic.com

Comments

  1. Perfect cheer up for the gray gloomy days we have had this week.

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  2. Your beautiful daughter is ROCKING that dress! I am going to have to copy (well, sort of copy) that look! I look forward to seeing all your makes Michelle! Sue

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    1. Thanks Sue!I'm going to have to jump on the coat-making bandwagon, that you've been on. I enjoy your work as well.

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  3. Michelle! This dress is adorable! I love it so much! Your vision is amazing.

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    1. Thanks Tee, I think I surprised myself with this one cause I wasn't too sure about this mach up.

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  4. The black and white print paired with magenta is gorgeous. Love the style of the dress.

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    1. Roibn it worked out better that I expected, I thought this wasn't going to work.

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  5. I love ALL of your stuff! You better watch it before some agency/magazine snatches her from you. Then you'll be left to sew for me! ROFL!!!

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    1. If they can deal with that attitude when we start taking the pictures she might make a little money! That drizzle outside almost made this shoot a wrap, cause she was not trying to hear nothing but once she started twirling that umbrella she was all into it.

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  6. Superb choices of fabric and pattern... and superb styling of the look! Every tiny detail - necklace, boots, umbrella, belt - are perfect. And your daughter is the most perfect of all!

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  7. I love, love, love this! Great job....I have the magenta fabric! I wish I had seen the floral print.

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    1. Yeah you missed that and I keep checking for it.

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  8. Bold and very pretty. Michelle, the dress has your signature style and your love of color all over it.

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  9. I like the contrast color and fabric. I like the sash/belt also. I like it all!

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    1. Yeah I lucked out on this one, I was a little scared.

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  10. The dress is beautiful--great ideas and good sewing skills. I love looking at the pictures. You made the dress pattern a lot more interesting than the pattern images.

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    1. I agree, that's part of the fun seeing what everyone makes.

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  11. I love purple and anything black and white, so I love the color combo!

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  12. Wow, Michelle! This combination is so striking! Your daughter shines in this, even in the rain!

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