I missed this rayon when it was on Blackbird Fabrics the first time around, so I was super excited when she got some more in stock earlier this summer. I love this mustard color so much, and the black/white floral motifs perfectly keep the print from becoming too loud to wear. I had/have a ton of weddings this year, so I didn’t wait too long before cutting into my yardage to make a dress!
A couple months ago I used New Look 6493 to make a jumpsuit (hopefully will be blogged soon!) and after some tweaking I came to love the bodice’s fit. I have a few sleeved wrap dress bodices that I really like, but it’s nice to have a strappy version where I can dance a little more ~freely~ at weddings. The style lines are also a little different – there are princess seams instead of darts, and I think they’re a nice change!
Though the New Look pattern isn’t written to make the bodice a true wrap, it’s really easy to modify – I like to keep a small gap in the side-seam to feed the tie through. For the skirt, I used the bottom of Vogue 9251 since the curved hem is so lovely, but I think I prefer the skirt from McCall’s 7246… it’s just a liiiittle swing-ier.
One more thing to note is that I don’t typically use the waist ties that come with the wrap dress patterns I own. I like long, skinny straps that I can tie in the front, and then I let them hang down. I usually just eyeball the length when I’m cutting the pattern pieces, erring on the side of making the ties longer (and then shortening them later).
Aaand that’s it! I wore this dress to a wedding in September and it was definitely fun to boogie in. Here’s hoping I can transition it into autumn : )