Fit and flare is my absolute favorite style of dress. It’s flattering to everyone! Put a little ¾ sleeve sweater over the top and you’re ready to go anywhere.
When I purchased this Daredevil fabric I knew I wanted to make a dress out of it. I love the design and the color scheme so when I saw this New Look Pattern I knew it was a perfect match.
I don’t necessarily recommend what I did with the pattern, but for me, it worked. The pattern calls for interfacing and a lining in the bodice. I chose not to use either. I did this because I wanted a nice, light dress for summer. Whenever I make a shirt or dress with a lining, it always makes it a little too hot for me.
Since I have a serger machine, I sewed an edge along the neckline, armholes and bottom of the dress so I could easily fold the fabric to hem.
The only reason I don’t recommend this for everyone is the simple fact that some people really like the stiff structure that interfacing and a lining give, especially with this style of dress. I, personally, don’t feel that it’s needed, but I think it looks great either way.
The second thing I changed about the pattern was: pockets! I have to have pockets on my dresses, it’s a thing with me. I feel weird without pockets. So I borrowed a simple pocket from another pattern and added it to the dress.
Overall though, the pattern was easy to use and I liked the way it turned out!
Here’s a timelapse video of how I made it!
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