Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sew and Tell: Flower Print Sweatshirt Dress

Let's summon Spring by making clothes with flower prints! At least that's what I was trying to do here. With all the snowstorms, and another one on the way tonight, I decided to brighten up my wardrobe despite the gloomy weather. 

Sorry about the crazy curl in the middle picture, lol. It had a mind of it's own. 
Here, I continue with my idea of paneled sweatshirt dresses, except I didn't screen print the panel. I used stretchy flower print fabric given to me by the lovely Gloria, a lady from my church we affectionally call Bennie. I wrote about another fabric donation of hers here. Bennie just turned 89 but she has so much energy and spunk. I want to be like her when I grow up! 
I was actually debating showing you this flower print sweatshirt dress because the flower material snagged and I now have a couple of little runs in the from of it. Sigh. I am going to have to remake it. But... I really love it and I am not sure when I was going to get around to making another one, so here it is in the meantime.  
Spring before me and winter behind
The flower print fabric is like a polyester type of material. The rest of the dress is made of sweatshirts,  my favorite fabric, next to t-shirts. I hate installing zippers and this is why the material snagged. It's tight fitting but both materials stretch so I can fit it over my head and breasts but with a lot of effort. All that straining, however, caused the runs in the front. I should have put a zipper in.  Lesson learned.

Nevertheless, I love the silhouette created, very Stella McCartney, and I wore it twice already, once to church. I think it's God approved. He loves my Puerto Rican hips! lol. 

Would love to hear your thoughts, and like always, I answer all comments.