My husband bought me this dress for this past Mother’s Day. I was pregnant and needed some comfortable clothes to wear for church. We went to several places then ended up at Burke’s. I had not been to that store for a while. I found this dress after picking up something then putting it down. Then looking at this item and frowning my nose only to eventually go back to it. I did finally pick this dress.
I’m not pregnant in this picture. Baby was actually four weeks old. I like this dress because I can wear it post pregnant.
I wanted another dress like it but never went back to Burke’s because it’s about a 45 min drive. So, I remembered I had some very nice and soft fabric in the stash that felt exactly like the dress. It’s polyester and lycra. Very flowy and slippery. I went through my pattern stash and found New Look 6782.
View A without the braid or View B sans the belt fit the bill. I just lengthened it by about 6 inches. The instructions were very easy to follow. I am trying to remember because it has been a minute since I‘d sewn it. I don’t remember referencing them except only to do the hemming of the ‘sleeves’. I made size 14 and serged off a lot. In retrospect, I should have made the 12. I could have easily fit into since I had only gained 10 whole pounds! It’s now that I am gaining weight!
I made one change to the pattern to try and make it similar to the original one. On the picture above, I cut a seam across the back just like the original.
Here are a few more photos:
I tried NOT to get heart on my boobies but no matter how I turned the fabric, I had gotten the hearts, only turned in a different direction. And I still got this effect.
The skirt portion is not hemmed. I liked it this way. It is actually the selvage. I can’t give a full review until I make it according.
I don’t like the way there is much skin showing by the breast. I think I know how to fix that for next time. I just simply don’t cut that dip as deep? Chime in and let me know.
That’s all except I won’t try the blow out look with a perm again!
Until next time,