I fell in love with the Moody Blues collection right when I saw it. But I waited. I needed to use up some stash first. You can bet that I started on this as soon as the fabric stash contest ended! I chose the Rooibos dress from Colette. Since cotton poplin was one of the suggested fabric, I figured it would be perfect for the quilting cotton. My girls chose the butterfly print for me. I only told them I wanted a darker print. The contrast is Cirrus Solid in Lagoon.
I made a muslin of the bodice and waistband only to check for fit. Size 12. And I changed nothing!
The pattern is rated intermediate but it was quick and easy. I guess that collar detail might feel daunting to a beginner? Or maybe the curved seam in front?
I don’t know. It all felt pretty easy to me.
The pattern doesn’t say to clip the curves in the underarm area but I did it anyway. I found the seam allowance didn’t lie flat otherwise.
Next time, because there absolutely will be a next time, I’ll lengthen the back darts a little. They’re a little puffy.
I may fiddle with bringing the straps in a bit too. They’re a smidge wide, don’t you think?
You can’t see them very well with the butterfly print but there are gorgeous, deep scalloped pockets. I’ll pipe them next time. I didn’t this time because I couldn’t find the perfect color to make flat piping.
I love this dress! I can move in it, eat in it (the dress flares out before the belly!), and I feel pretty in it.
I wish I could show my girls right away. I think they would love it too. And ask me for one. V would definitely ask me for one…