Fit-and-flare silhouettes came into fashion in the late ’40s and I personally can’t visualize a future where they’re not in style in some aspect or another. It’s a shape that looks stunning on a variety of body types and can be accomplished through an almost infinite variety of fabrics. I wanted to create a vaguely ’60s vibe with a modern twist for this project, so I altered Mood’s free Cosmos Dress pattern and paired it with one of the most gorgeous floral organza fabrics I’ve ever laid eyes on. The final product features an exquisite flair, a faint boat neckline, and adorable shoulder ties for an added detail!
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NOTE: For instructions, please visit the original post here. All seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise stated. See chart below for sizing specifications. Note, this specific pattern is available up to a size 22.
While I kept the skirt and pockets the same for this Redux of The Cosmos Dress, I changed around the bodice quite a bit. First, I used the Center Front Bodice piece, as well as the Bodice Overlay pieces only and got rid of the remainder of the bodice pattern pieces. Keep in mind that the Overlay pieces are meant for a stretch fabric so you’ll want to size up on those pieces.
I began by combining the Front Bodice and Front Overlay panels, like you can see above. I elongated the princess seam to reach the shoulder and then extended what would be come the shoulder tie about 12 inches. I repeated the process for the back panel, like you can see in the image to the right above.
Will you be giving this edit of The Cosmos Dress a try? Let me know in the comments!