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Winter florals

January 6, 2018

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.

Winter florals dress And She Made

Winter florals dress And She Made

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.

Winter florals dress And She Made

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.

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