This will be a long post because I have not one, but three outfits to share with you today. Fabric Mart Fabrics was doing a mystery bundle pinterest challenge. Two weeks ago I received 3 different fabrics about 2 yds each and came up with the following outfits.
The first dress I made was Simplicity 1651. I made view B in the front and modified view D back with slim skirt. The fabric was just perfect for a spring dress - pretty florals and just thick enough that I didn't need to line it.
The Sewaholic Renfrew top was the quickest make since it's made from a poly knit and was sewn up on a serger and finished with a cover stitch in about an hr. The longest part was cutting out new pattern pieces in my mom's size. The sleeve on the picture looks a bit strange, but in reality it actually fit pretty well. My mom is taller, so the pattern fit her well as is. I made a similar top a few months ago for myself and had to shorten both the bodice and sleeves.
Last but not least is Midsummer Night's Dream dress. The fabric bundle wasn't labeled, but I'm pretty sure this is a rayon challis or some sort of rayon blend. It has some shimmer to it and a bit of the glitter was left in the dryer after pre-treating it, but hopefully that will only happen the first time. I had a vision of a summer dress with spaghetti straps, but I didn't have the exact pattern in my stash. After some searching online, I ended up getting the PDF version of the Papercut Midsummer Night's Dream wrap dress.
It was an interesting and pretty clever pattern with a hidden belt loop. I was between XS and XXS sizes, but as with most patterns erroring on the smaller side was the right thing to do. The only other change I made was shortening the the skirt by 3". If I make it again, I may change the finishing to avoid making yards of bias tape, but I like how adjustable the pattern is and the fabric makes this dress super comfortable, but dressy at the same time. Plus, the fabric totally matches my glittery brown flipflops from VS. It was meant to be!
Thanks for reading.