Watercolor Floral Cotton Sateen
It’s clear that I love floral prints. In recent months I’ve ordered several yardages of bright, bold floral prints. My favorite, so far, for 2015 is Mood multi- color watercolor cotton sateen. (Too bad it’s already sold out.) The colors warm my skin giving me a summer glow. Mood has a huge selection of floral prints to pick from if this is not your favorite color. My dress is completely lined with Mood’s mint -mechanical stretch polyester crepe de chine.
I regularly surf Pinterest looking for inspirational garments. I found this dress early summer and I knew I’d make a new slim dress to complement my summer wardrobe.
The pattern used is New Look 6322. It comes in sizes 8 to 18. There are several things I liked about it:
- pleating at the waist giving me a little more shaping through the hip area and minimizes the excess fabric below the bust.
- the ‘V’ neckline.
- the option of a straight skirt or an a-line one.
- simple to make.
The finish dress is true to the photos and drawings including with the pattern. My version looks like view D with sleeves.
The construction techniques are standard. I’ve used similar instructions in other patterns. So I just glanced over them. I did fiddle with the pleats and darts until I was satisfied with the location of them. More on the alterations and changes can be found here.
This dress has good bones, and I definitely will use it again to make one of the other views. For this dress, the combination of the fabric and the patterns works well for me, and I recommend both to others.