Fashion, sewing

No 3: Floral garden dress!

28 June, 2012

A photo of me from the waist up in a sleeveless floral dress standing next to my pink camellia tree.

Yes! Another dress based on McCall’s M6085, using this amazing floral chiffon my Mum bought for me last year. I’d been holding on to it, too worried that I’d make something and completely mess it up, ruining the gorgeous fabric.

An outfit photo of me, fat and white skinned with short lilac hair, wearing my self made sleeveless floral dress. It has a sheer yoke but has a fully lined bodice and skirt. I’m pulling the skirt out to try and demonstrate the sheer, light fabric!

It’s such a light weight fabric, and terribly transparent, that I had to line it and fortunately I had some green fabric with a crushed effect perfect for lining from years and years ago and it matched the dress perfectly! Like I said the other day, it’s nice to line garments with secretly nice fabrics. I was torn on whether or not to dip the skirt lining down like the outer skirt but my decision was made for me when I discovered I didn’t have enough fabric!

All the skirt seams are finished with French seams because I didn’t want to take a chance on the fabric fraying, it was turning out to be one of the most beautiful dresses I’ve ever made!

Another outfit photo, less ballerina-like this time, with hands beside my hips.

The back of the dress features h-bar straps and the back skirt is dipped lower than the front and swishes around.

A photo of the front of the dress pulled out to each side.

The other variations of McCall’s M6085:
Gingham and mesh dress
Blue t-bar dress

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