I have had this dress finished for about 3 weeks. So although I missed the end of the month for taking photos and posting, I did actually finish my April MAGAM in April!
The theme for this month's MAGAM challenge was Coloured Showers, Blooming Flowers. We were in the midst of the beginning of Spring when I chose the Blooming Flowers for my project this month, but Spring came, teased us with some lovely sunshine and then Spring went again!
But despite the down turn in weather, the flowers in our garden are still blooming, and to put me in good sewing spirits, at least I had the Spring sunshine, shining through my sewing room windows whilst making this dress.
It's been a while (too long) since I last made a dress so I was very excited to get started on this one. My pattern is Vogue 8873 and I made View D
|Hmmm what's fitted about this?!|
What I like about this dress is the cowl neckline and that underneath is a lovely square neckline. I really should have taken a photo of this before adding the over bodice. But if I make this pattern again, I would make it for sure without the over bodice as it would look just as lovely without as it does with.
I made this dress with the full skirt because it was perfect for my fabric. The pattern states to cut the skirt on the bias but I didn't think my fabric needed it and cut the front skirt on the fold to avoid the seam. I happy with how this turned out so it was a good choice.