.. That’s when I made this dress.. I even took pictures of it, but somehow never found time to post it..
Inspiration came from this dress from Modcloth:
I looked through patterns in my stash and found Butterick 5523 bought in a sale:
When I first tried the dress, it reminded me my school uniform (which was ugly by the way), it was big, bulky and dreadful..
I had to take in a lot in side seams, I also made the bodice a bit longer and sewed down the skirt pleats to accentuate the waist line, for it to look less like a bag..
I quite like the pleat on the sleeve, although I am not sure this detail suits my broad shoulders..
The most enjoyable part of the dress was the appliqué that I copied from Modcloth dress. It was my first attempt to appliqué, and I enjoyed it a lot! I used quilting cotton and matching embroidery thread.
After embellishing the dress with leaves my heart warmed up towards it: it doesn’t look like school uniform any more, and I even wore it a few times :)
Thanks for looking and have a great day!