So let’s chat about prints! I’m one of those people that have a million colorful printed dresses pinned on Pinterest. I absolutely LOVE a great print but clearly, I love them from afar. I even have a complete section in my stash of the most amazing prints. But when it comes to my own personal style, I never truly envision pieces that I love for me to include a print. I make them, wear them once and they end up in my print graveyard in the back of my closet. That is until this Jason Wu black and taupe leafy silk fabric from moodfabrics.com came into my life. Then it hit me, I can do a print but in order for me to fall in love, it needs to be a more muted color. This fabric is perfect! the sleeves are made with the chiffon version of the fabric #308722 and the rest of the dress was made with the crinkle silk version #308723.
This fabric was easy to work with, cut, and sew. It’s a very lightweight silk that’s insanely comfortable and feels like you’re wearing nothing.
The pattern I used for this dress was the vintage McCalls 5675 view D shirt pattern with the following pattern alterations:
- Added 12″ to the length of the Top front and back
- Squared the hem of the top and removed the side slits
- Added elastic to the sleeve
- Added an elastic casing to the waist
- Added a 1.5″ tie to the inside of the neck ruffle instead of the outside like pictured.