Springtime Floral

Andrea, from Sew-To-Fit, has sewn a fabulous dress for summer using Springtime Floral Stretch Cotton Sateen.(sold out)  She used a new-to-me pattern company, Bootstrap.  You can read more about Andrea’s sewing adventures at SewtoFit.com.  And now, you can also schedule an appointment with Andrea to help you get that perfect fit!   

April showers did indeed bring May flowers, even though it took me a while to get pictures in this dress.  I made this dress to wear for Easter on a cruise back in April.  

This dress was constructed in true—ready-to-wear fashion. Meaning, I sewed the entire dress on the serger.  I used the regular sewing machine to complete 3/4″ hem along with making the alterations for the neck and armholes.  The facings were included with the pattern in this case, since it is considered a “fashion” pattern.  The fabric (Springtime Floral Stretch Cotton Sateen) was purchased by me from Sew Much Fabric, the online “fine” fabrics store I deal with mostly for any of my “online” purchases.  I love working with the owner, Roz.  She is very interested in making sure I get what I need.

I downloaded this pattern from the Bootstrap, “Fashion Design WIZ Pro“, I was supper happy to have something “fit” my chest. But, totally forgot to take time to thoroughly analyze the fit in the most important areas, the armholes and neckline.

Don’t get it twisted, this dress fits “around” all the important places, but I had to work to get the neckline and those armholes right. Those armholes are still in need of some manipulation..(aaahhh, I didn’t do a muslin…I was in a rush).  I’d rather start another dress. 

After all the alterations I did to get the neckline to fit, I will be going back to the pattern and redrawing all the lines to get my fit, albeit, it is a lot of work.  Work I really hate to do in circumstances like this.  

Honestly, I am gonna wear the threads out of this 

dress this summer fit issues and all! 


  1. Ann's Fashion Studio
    June 2, 2016 / 3:22 pm

    Awesome fabric and Andrea's dress looks amazing!

  2. Audrey
    June 3, 2016 / 12:31 pm

    Beautiful dress and the fit is amazing. So pretty! I had a similiar experience with Bootstrap Patterns. Good fit everywhere, except for the neck area.

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