Can you believe that Easter is less than a week away? Keeping with last year’s tradition, I am making matchy matchy Mommy and Me Easter outfits. (I only had a chance to make my dress, so check back later for my daughter’s dress!)
This year I wanted to step outside of my comfort zone, and go with something bright and bold. I found the perfect, happiest fabric I have ever seen and it was such a pleasure to work with. Here is what I came up with.
This dress is a mix between a pattern and self drafting. I used McCall 7315 for the bodice, view D. The bodice is self faced. or self lined, which means I cut twice the pattern pieces for the bodice, treated one as the self, and one as the lining. If you are interested in learning pattern drafting, I highly recommend Suzy Furrer’s class on craftsy. I studied in person with Suzy Furrer at Apparel Arts and skirt making is the first thing we tackled. I think skirts are easy to understand when you are just getting started.
I used a gorgeous floral abstract scuba knit from Fabric Mart. I have never sewn with or even touched scuba knit before and I have to tell you that it was such a joy to work with. It’s fun to cut, fun to sew and it presses beautifully. That surprised me given its made with a man-made fibre. I also LOVED the fact that it does not fray. What you say? A raw hem on a high-end looking garment? Yes please!!!!
The backside of garments are often overlooked. I showed the back some love by opting for a v-neck and also installing a beautiful exposed zipper with gold teeth. Oh! And watch me twirl in this full circle skirt. I love the body and drape of this fabric. It makes wearing a circle skirt so much fun!
Twirl Vasi Twirl!!! 🙂 I swear this fabric wants to make me get up and dance!
Here is the side view..
And a closeup of the back zipper.. (the fact that I had eggplant color nails is a total coincidence!)
I still have to make a matching Easter dress or skirt for my daughter..I will be working on that hopefully before the weekend.
This is the 1st dress I have ever made that has hanger appeal. I typically tend to make my dresses with barely any ease and using my sloper.. and they typically look very 3D, if that makes sense. This one actually looks good on the hanger.. and I have to say, its looks very high-end..
I hope you enjoyed reading this. I am currently working on my daughters dress. I just wrapped up the pattern making for the bodice and start cutting in a few. Here is my mommy and me Easter outfit from last year
Happy Good Friday everyone. Hope you have a wonderful Easter.