[This dress was made for and modeled by my daughter Mori]
Heeeeeyyy Ya'll! I'm back and Spring is in the air! Boy do I have a Black & White treat for you. So just as many of you are, I am a fabric hoarder and blogging for Fabric Mart does not help my habit. I am shopping all the time, I mean all the time and of course when the new fabrics are posted, I am there for those special moments. I feel bad when I'm ready to post and the fabrics I have used are almost always sold out and so this post will be no different. The main prints that I used are all gone and they just had a huge knit sale so some of the other options I picked are gone as well but I managed to locate a few prints. If you're not into mixing prints, you won't have a problem finding a single print or a solid knit fabric for this dress.
[These are my three main print. Prints 1 & 2 were Fabric Mart Prints]
So lets talk about this dress! I love Cynthia Rowley patterns with Simplicity. They are always a little edgy and I like that because bold print fabrics work well with edgy. I have had this pattern in my stash for a while so it was nice to finally use it.
Pattern Review: Simplicity 1802
Did it look like the picture on the pattern envelope? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? YesWhat did you like about the pattern? I loved all the piping in this dress and the sleeves.
Fabric Used: Cotton/Rayon/Lycra Jersey Knit. Make sure the fabric that you are using where the zipper will be inserted is not too thick. The dress top has a lining and the fabrics I used were not thick at all but with all of the pieces together and then inserting an invisible zipper, it was a little trying. Did you notice I ended up talking about that invisible zipper again????
Pattern alterations or any changes you made: None but I did use bias tape on the hem of the dress.
Would you sew it again? Yes, I want to make a solid black version, so that Mori can have a little black dress in her closet.
Would you recommend it to others? Yes
Conclusion: This is a perfect dress to mix up prints and it has a very flattering silhouette for all different shapes.
Stop by to check out the Moto Jacket below that I made with my left-over Fabric Mart fabric from the jumpsuit in my prior post.
I'll see ya next month, same place and same time! Michelle @ Thatblackchic