I always wanted a strapeless dress. But I’ve given up hopes after trying RTW strapeless dresses innumerous times. The top portion of each dress was always about 2 sizes too big. I was convinced that it’s not meant to be. Fate would never bring strapeless dresses and I together. I just looked at girls with enormous evny; they could just go to Nordstrom and wear every kind of pretty flowy floral strapeless dresses. And the thing is, the dresses even stayed on with a mere elastic band at the top. WTF!
Now that I know how to sew, I am challenging fate. And you know what, this beautiful number came out of my sewing room and was ready to go party! All the bones hold the dress so well, supporting it from the waist. It require absolutely no pulling up. And how much do I love this pink splash floral fabric! It’s a think bottom weight 100% cotton. It’s really a gem and a big surprise from Joann.
The pattern is Vogue 1174 (a Cynthia Steffe pattern).
To make this fit, I made several alterations to the pattern.
- a total of about 4 inches at the top (side seams and back)
- a total of about 1 inch at the waist
- extend the top 1 inch up
- lengthen the bottom of the skirt 2 inches
I just love this dress…