As the holidays approach and the need for that perfect outfit intensifies, the Bellflower Dress emerges as a frontrunner with a new redux! From the dynamic energy of concerts to the intimate elegance of holiday gatherings, fashion must adapt and shine. Effortlessly bridging the gap between vintage allure and contemporary chic, this look immediately captivates with its choice of fabric. The silver stretch polyester velour captures light naturally, promising both dazzle and comfort, making it a top choice for any type of event such as parties, concerts, or festivals. If you’re celebrating under the holiday chandeliers or dancing away to the concert lights, the luminescence from the shimmering fabric ensures that you’ll shine in every room you enter!
When it comes to party attire, there’s a blend of modern allure and everlasting elegance that every fashionista seeks. Channeling the iconic allure of Beyoncé and the exciting merriment of the holidays, this redux beautifully captures the essence of what makes something timeless while infusing it with modern trends. For a dress that dances on its own, perhaps the real show-stopper is the dress’s cascading drapery. Gathered meticulously at the sides, this creates a silhouette that’s both graceful and dynamic. The fluidity enhances the dress’s aesthetic and produces a flow reminiscent of a bellflower blooming. Whether you’re swaying to festival beats or toasting at a holiday party, let the Bellflower Redux elevate your fashion narrative!
How to alter the pattern:
*Note- In this post, I explain the changes I made to the pattern and the dress. For step-by-step instructions on how to sew the Bellflower Dress, follow the instructions written on the original post. For this redux, I only used the upper sleeve pattern to give the dress short sleeves. Feel free to make your own changes that determine your style. If you plan to follow the same style, you won’t need to print out all of the pattern pages for the lower sleeve and sleeve cuff. Only print pages 1-33.
1. After cutting out the pattern in a size 4, I planned to reduce the length of the dress by trimming it at the bottom. First, make a mark where you want the dress to end. I measured up 5″ from the bottom, then I cut out the curved strip at the end to use as a guide in maintaining that same shape. Use tape to place the strip by the mark you made, then cut away the rest of the pattern paper to shorten the length. Do this for the back pattern as well.
How to make the keyhole opening:
Since this fabric didn’t have much stretch, I created a keyhole opening at the back in order to fit over the wearer’s head. To do this, I simply cut a slit 5″ down center back and hemmed the raw edges. Using a button and a small strip of fabric, I made a loop to create a hook and eye at the top. You can go with a couple different methods like installing a zipper, using a drawstring with eyelets, or adding buttons with buttonholes.
When you look at the world of party fashion, the goal is to always wear something that stands out. This redux on the Bellflower Dress serves as your ideal companion for any soirée. So, let it be an ode to festive glamour as your new statement piece!