Friday, September 10, 2010

Vintage Fabric, Modern Dress

A month ago, I was given several yards of a vibrant floral print in some kind of textured polyester with the instructions: "I'm not sure what I'll ever do with this, but you're so creative that you'll make something cool.  What about a dress?"

Floral Dress

My kind of challenge.  I used McCall's pattern M5927 and recommend it highly.  The bodice of the dress comes in different cup sizes, which meant it fit perfectly the first time I tried it on!  Had to make the top and bottom two different sizes, but managed to work that out with extra darts in the skirt.

Floral Dress (back)
It's comfortable enough for office work (and it has pockets!!!) and fun enough for a luau.