A Mythical Midi Dress

I’ve been lusting over this fabric since it was first released. I don’t get very caught up in fabric releases from quilting designers, but this was one I had to have. I needed a dress with a herd of Pegasus’ flying across it right? The colours aren’t quite right in these photos. The blue is far more teal, but I had to play with the photos as the lighting today was crap and I’m a pretty crappy photographer.

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This rayon is designed my Anna Maria Horner from her Fibs and Fables range. I love sewing with rayon, but I especially love the swishy-ness when wearing rayon. Swishy, but stable and considerably more suited to everyday wear for me than silk.

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The pattern is a modified version of Simplicity 2215. I haven’t included the front buttons, which is the main change from the drafted design. As you would probably guess, I modified the pattern by cutting the front bodice on the fold along the center front line.  Unfortunately, by modifying the pattern in this way, I didn’t get the right fit across my upper bust and have sewn two small darts on the front neckline to perfect the fit. I also think the pattern is drafted with a little extra ease to accommodate a shirt underneath as pictured on the envelope. The armscye is also a little lower than usual, which also I realised a little too late. Thankfully it just covers my bra.

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The other main change was to lengthen the skirt to my new favourite midi length. I’m completely in love with midi skirts at the moment and I especially love a pleated midi.

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I plan to wear this dress during winter with tights and boots, so I lined the skirt in some coordinating bemburg lining, which you can now get from The Remnant Warehouse. It really is so much nicer than the acetate stuff that you get at Spotty and other shops like that.

I really don’t need any more dresses, but I figure this one will work at school as I can still sit on the ground with the kiddies during group work without worrying.

Now that I’m on school holidays, I’m sure there will be quite a few more posts over the next few weeks 🙂

 

  • Love that print so much! Very beautiful dress, nice work!

  • Fabric Epiphanies

    That is such a fun print and I love the colour.

  • beautiful rich colour and I’m loving rayons at the moment.

  • Jennifer

    I was wondering today where you had gotten to as I thought you would be pumping out the garments being school holidays

  • Gorgeous fabric – a great combination.

  • Velosewer

    I like your choice. I can see why you chose that print!

  • I really love this dress, the fabric is stunning and the dress is beautifully sewn as always.

  • I love this, too! You are making me want a midi length dress now. Love the fabric.

  • Jenny Morris

    This is a lovely frock!
    I’m interested in pattern comparisons – wondering how this compares in style to the Sway dress (also lovely!) that you’ve made and blogged more recently? Thanks!

    • This is a fit and flare dress with a pleated skirt and the sway dress is a tent dress. Both completely different. I wish I could tell you which I love the most, but I love both pretty much equally, though those pegasus’ are pretty cool 🙂

      • Jenny Morris

        Ahh! So belting it makes a big difference to the look.
        Thanks for your speedy reply 🙂

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