Welcome to my stop on Day 2 of the Festival Fever Blog Tour!
I’m so happy to be able to join this amazing group of ladies to celebrate the Summer, and Festival Season featuring G+G amazing patterns.
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I’m not much of a Music Festival goer anymore but do love the open-air events and festivals that happen here in town.
My ideal outfit to attend those would be something that makes me feel happy, free and comfortable.
A pattern that checks all those boxes is the With Love dress! I love the one I’ve made a while ago and wear it a LOT.
A woven With Love has been on my to sew list since then but I just never got around to it, so this was the perfect opportunity!
As you can see, I made some mods to it.
- Cut two fronts for a wider neckline and instead of using a neckband I serged the edges and folded over once, creating an off the shoulder look;
- Cut the skirt with an A-line to make it a bit “flowier”(just traced a diagonal line starting at a couple of inches below the waistline from original pattern piece);
- Made a slight high-low hem, because I’m obsessed with them 😉 ;
- Added pockets (!), for this I used the pocket piece from the Riot Skirt.
I didn’t need to size up for being woven, but the fabric I used does have a bit of horizontal stretch to it. I’m not sure what the type of fabric is called… I bought it in Brazil and can’t remember it anymore (oops!).
Honestly speaking, this wasn’t my original plan, but I’m thrilled about the way it turned out! Even my 11yo son said: Wow, mom! That’s a pretty dress!<3
The original plan is still on top of my list, though (I just didn’t have enough yardage for it). The bodice will be the same as this one, but I want to make a half circle maxi skirt for it. What do you think? It looks amazing in my mind’s eye!
Next week my daughter will be dancing at an open-air event in town and this proud Momma will be wearing this dress for sure! 😉 And if I don’t manage to make the other dress in time, I’ll be rocking it to the Foodtruck Festival as well, because: elastic waistband! 😀 😛
So, what’s YOUR Festival vibe?
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