Large floral prints and cold shoulders are all over the fashion radar for spring/summer 2018. Dorcas, Brand Ambassador for Sew Much Fabric, looks stunning in both trends. The fabric, Black/Multi Color Floral Viscose Poplin, is sold out but this print in a new colorway will be in stock soon! Thank You Dorcas!
I fell in love with this dress when it premiered earlier this year in the spring Vogue pattern collection. Well, it’s really the fabric I was in love with, the dress was secondary and I wasn’t that crazy about it, but somehow it called out for a this huge floral. My first impression of the dress was that the cold shoulder was a bit trendy but when Roz at Sew Much Fabric told me she had ordered the very fabric that McCall’s used for their model, I knew I had to have it. It’s a rayon poplin with a great weight and the perfect drape a flowy dress like this would require. Knowing the fabric was on the way, the pattern started growing on me and then it was a must have. Now I can’t imagine having made anything else with this fabulous floral. And here’s the Vogue for comparison:
It was a very simple make. The pattern has cup sizes which, for me, is always a plus. The only modification I made was to decrease the front slit in the bodice which I shortened 2″. It’s a sleek fit and looks as nice in the back as the front:
The sleeves are fun. It’s been a long time since I’ve worn a full sleeve gathered with a cuff.
By the way, this fabric washes and dries like a dream! There were so many fun colors in this fabric I decided to use the grass green for all of my topstitching rather than predicable black:
Lukewarm turned to love for my new dress and think I’ll have fun wearing it this summer!