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Floral Overload Dress ~ Phoebe Couture

Phoebe Couture ~ McCall's M6518


Don’t Like Floral You Say!

In my last video I said I didn’t like floral fabrics. Well that was a lie :), I do love floral. It’s just that floral patterns are already busy. When you make a dress it will definitely be loud. I don’t have a problem with loud clothing. There is a line between loud and annoying. The combination of multiple colors and flowers, vines, & leaves can be scary. And personally, not all floral fabrics are the perfect paring for some dress patterns. Lately I’ve been finding some amazing well-designed fabrics that can create appealing dresses. I’ve been putting these fabrics to the test.

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Pattern Description: Lined dress has fitted bodice with side front seams, midriff, single-layer ruffles (wrong side shows), front pleated/back darted skirt, side pockets, stitched hem and exposed back zipper. Midriff, hem and zipper: use decorative saddle stitch finish. Purchased ribbon trim.

Pattern Sizing: A5(6-8-10-12-14), E5(14-16-18-20-22)

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes it did.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Very clear and easy to follow

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The pattern did say the wrong side would show on the ruffles, but it still irked me a bit. I do love the pockets, it’s so hard to find dresses with side pockets.

Fabric Used: Stretch Sateen

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None

Conclusion: I liked this dress a lot and would sew it again to see what it would look like in a solid color. I would also add the ribbon to the waist and add the saddle stitch (which I neglected to add).  I would also add a lining to the ruffles to conceal the stitches. This is a winner because it’s fully lined and has pockets.

Thanks so much for visiting and Happy Sewing!

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Comment by Kelly McDonald on May 28, 2015 at 6:30pm

How pretty! Thanks for

Comment by Renata on May 28, 2015 at 10:40am

Thanks Beverly Jane!

Comment by Beverly Jane on May 28, 2015 at 10:24am

You did a great job!  But lets face it, you would be beautiful in a sack!  BJ

Comment by Susan on May 26, 2015 at 3:28pm
I so love this!!!
Comment by Karen on May 26, 2015 at 2:31pm

Very nice!

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