Review: Closet Case Patterns | The Fiona Sundress!

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Closet Case Fiona Sundress -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
If you've been watching and paying attention, you know that I'm a fan -- a BIG fan of the 1970s style. So, when I saw the Fiona Sundress from Closet Case Patterns, I knew I needed this. I seldom buy indie patterns, so on the occasions that I do, you know I love a pattern.
Closet Case Fiona Sundress -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
This is such a classic style dress. I knew my version would look great in white denim that I already had in my collection. I'd planned for this piece of fabric to go to a similar style 70s inspired dress. But the back of this one was game-changing.
Closet Case Fiona Sundress -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
Closet Case Fiona Sundress -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
Based on the Closet Case sizing, I started with a size 12 at the top, grading to the 16 for the hips. Even though this dress is meant to be worn bra-less, I still needed a FBA. 
Closet Case Fiona Sundress -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
Also, I had to lengthen the bodice pieces by one inch. I cut the skirt in the below the knee length.
Closet Case Fiona Sundress -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I like this dress a lot and I want to make one in a blue denim with the classic back that will transition into fall.

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  1. When I saw the new Fiona dress on Heather Lou's site, I thought of you...... so totally your style !
    and here it is... what a great dress and you wear it so well !

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    1. When I saw it, I pulled the trigger on the purchase without giving it a second thought! Thank you Eve!

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  2. There's something so absolutely stunning about this Fiona is white denim! 😍😍😍 This X back option is so pretty. Did you still wear a bra with it though?

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    1. It’s not bra friendly. You might could get away with those bras with the adhesive on the sides. Thank you!

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  3. Dear Erica, WOOOOOWWWWW!!!! THIS is the new summer item I've been waiting for! This Fiona Sundress has GOT to be the most body-flattering item you've made this summer; just saying! I have the coolest pieces of denim, one light blue background with a floral, two others - one black, one blue - with this neat cross-hatch design, all with some stretch. I've gone to the website and ordered the print pattern which should ship this month. I WILL be making this dress. In fact, I'm going to try using a circular/A-line pattern skirt with this bodice for a fuller, maxi effect on one of them! Thanks a million and keep the genius coming!

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    1. As I was making this, I was thinking how amazing it would look with a button front a-line! Thank you!

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  4. You do such excellent work and this dress is Suu gorgeous! I need to clear some space in my project list to make room for this dress. Did you get the PDF of the pattern?

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    1. I did buy the PDF. As dreadful as the process of printing and taping, it was so worth it. Thank you Gretchen.

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  5. Yesssss. The back of this dress is a game changer. Love it in white!

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    1. The back is my fav! Thanks Kisha!

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  6. Wow! Bombshell dress. You wear it well! Congratulations!
    Sewtallsoprano

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  7. Wow! Great dress & you look fabulous wearing it! I ordered the pattern immediately - love that back. I'm just now getting back into sewing after losing a lot of weight.

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