Florals? For Fall? IS actually groundbreaking. Florals are usually a sign that spring is coming. But for this season, floral prints set on dark backgrounds is a trend and it just makes so much sense.
I haven't always been the biggest fan of floral prints, but I'm completely drawn to the dark and moody oneson these dark backgrounds. I also made a sundress in a dark floral print. I'd had this floral print brush spandex knit that I'd purchased from LA Finch Fabrics sometime last year. It felt so soft that I'd thought about making a rob, but I'd never gotten around to it. And the more I started seeing really amazing dark floral print dresses, I pulled it out.
I saw this amazing dress and fell in love with the shape of it. The style makes the floral print look super edgy and that's the look I was going for.
I picked McCall's 7833. The side ruched detail with the adjustable drawstring captured the asymmetrical essence of the inspiration dress.
I cut the size 14. I didn't make any adjustments to the pattern. Since the side of the dress was going to be drawn up into ruching, I couldn't really get a since of how long this dress was supposed to be. So I just winged this one and hoped for the best.
It's such a simple dress to make, it would've been a couple of hours of my time and fabric that I really wasn't invested in had it not worked out.
Supposedly, ruching fools the eye into thinking that your "soft spots" are part of the garments details. Hmmm... It's never fooled mine! LOL But, I think it's a cute and fun detail that adds interesting texture in the right spot.
I used a twill trim from Jo-Ann's for the drawstring.
I'm glad I decided to pick this pattern up and give it shot. This is going to be one of those patterns that I foresee going viral. And I'm glad I've already gotten mine sewn!