Whenever I think of this time of year, I think of winter florals. A more autumnal and wintery version of the style I’d normally choose in the summer, there’s nothing wrong with wearing flowers when it’s cold outside.
I made this dress, the second of my festive makes I’m posting about, first of all. I bought the pattern during a Minerva Crafts half price sale. It’s the New Look 6509 (the same skirt pattern I used in the red corduroy pinafore).
I love 90s look dresses and this was one of those patterns that I kept thinking about, knowing I’d want to make it a million different ways. I love the idea of a summery gingham dress for the warmer months, as well as the culotte style jumpsuit obviously. Plus I have all the heart eyes for that cutout detail.
I made version A with the skirt from version B. As you’ll see in the pictures, the neckline seems more sweetheart than it actually is. I just couldn’t get it to hang properly. The neckline is straight I promise.
I thought about adding the buttons but I hate buttonholes so I left them out for this version, though I will add them in future. I kept the neckline the same and just sewed the straps to the front.
The only problem I had making this pattern was that the mix of viscose and pockets has made the pockets really visible when I’m wearing it and so I will probably take them out. I left them out of the pinafore version and it’s made a huge difference.
So, all in all, a GREAT pattern. I’ll definitely be making this one again.