Tada! You may recognize this fabric if you've been reading my blog for a while. It was originally this dress, then I lost 30lbs and had to finagle it to sort of fit, but I wasn't happy with the fit. So this year, I decided to completely re-work it into a new dress.
I had really wanted to make the blue gingham version of Simplicity 2357. (I'm highly susceptible to pattern cover designs.....) But I had a blue gingham dress already! Since both had a circle skirt and the wrap dress meant extra fabric, I was able to squeeze it out of the original dress.
One thing I really do like is that there is no red actually on the dress anymore so I can wear this dress without having to be over patriotic.
Plus I can also wear a crinoline under it for extra poof!
I even used a stash zipper so this project was completely free. Yay! Maybe one day I'll make a peplum to go with it.
But for right now I love it with a red belt! It's so comfy with the kimono sleeves and gathers.
Due to fabric restraints, I wasn't able to match plaid as much as I'd like but with only a few pattern pieces, it's not too noticeable.
What did you wear for this patriotic holiday?