Dark Floral Prints for Fall!

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McCall's 7833 - Dark Florals for Fall - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
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.
McCall's 7833 - Dark Florals for Fall - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
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.
PREEN BY THORNTON BREGAZZI Rene Floral Ruched Dress
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.
McCall's 7833 - Dark Florals for Fall - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I picked McCall's 7833. The side ruched detail with the adjustable drawstring captured the asymmetrical essence of the inspiration dress.
McCall's 7833 - Dark Florals for Fall - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
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. 
McCall's 7833 - Dark Florals for Fall - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
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.
McCall's 7833 - Dark Florals for Fall - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
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. 
McCall's 7833 - Dark Florals for Fall - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I used a twill trim from Jo-Ann's for the drawstring.
McCall's 7833 - Dark Florals for Fall - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
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!

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14 comments

  1. You are wearing this well especially with those booties.

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    1. Thank you Nylse. It was a fun dress to make!

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  2. Oh Yes. . you look Fantastic in this dress!

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  3. I have serious calf envy right now...

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  4. I think it's incredible work. You look gorgeous.

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  5. This is so lovely. I have a different floral on black from LA Finch that I may end up using for this.

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  6. I love the look of this dress! It looks great on you.

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