Floral Formalwear

This dress has been on my radar to make for absolutely ages.  I wanted to make it while I was still pregnant and hack it to be empire line so that it would work with my expanding belly, but never got around to completing it.  I finally had the impetus to get it done for my graduation when I realised that I didn’t have anything sufficiently ‘formal’ to wear which would also accommodate breastfeeding a baby.

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There is a full write up on my blog- Naomi Sews, but the pattern is the Sew Over It Penny Dress, with the bodice shortened to empire line.  I used a lovely cotton lawn from Minerva Crafts, but it was a little bit too translucent, so I underlined all the bodice pieces, and created a separate underskirt to wear instead of lining the skirt.

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I’m really proud of how it turned out, and though the weather means that I’m not going to get much more wear out of it this year, I’m sure that I will enjoy swishing around in it next summer.

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