This Dress has been forming in my mind for a while before it came to be. But it was finding the perfect fabric combined with already making a good shirt dress that moved it on.
In my online fantasy shopping ( we all do it) I again looked at ModDolly. I know that they have out sized me, but a lot of their styles lend themselves to flattering a plus size figure like mine, that’s why I love their stuff; The day they figure this out and make my size is the day I become very poor.
Already having copied their Black and white Peter-Pan collar dress (see here) I spotted this beauty and the plans started to form:
(photos from ModDolly)
I then found a brown plaid fabric, which was extremely similar to the Rust from Mod Dolly: I spotted it on the end of a massive fabric shop, and chucked it in. This piece was made off the back of a Grainline Alder shirt dress, so I decided to adapt and hack the pattern to make this:
So How did it Sew?
(Completed: 28th February 2017)
It was an easy Sew, considering I had just completed a Grainline Alder with sleeve hack, just before this one. The only adjustment was the skirt: I simply folded the front of the pattern at the required length and cut it out, adding a simple straight rectangle gather skirt to it. I am a very Lazy sewer!
I love this cute little grungy Dress, I love the fabric as it has a soft light feel and it is extremely close to my original inspiration. I am considering adding a belt to give it more structure as apposed to just being the kind of dress you chuck on.