Thursday, 24 March 2016

Green Mori Dress

Every now and again it's nice to sew something a bit out of my usual style.

This is the Mori dress and top pattern from Elegance and Elephants.  I have loved and used their previous patterns before and I was excited to see them releasing a new pattern.  That said, I was abit unsure about the large flounces.  I loved them in some photos but wasn't sure in others.  I'm usually not one for a lot of ruffles and flounce.

In the end I decided to take a bit of a risk and get the pattern anyway and I'm kind of glad I did.  I used this Dear Stella quilting cotton.  I thought the green was a nice bit of a change and thought the simple pattern would suit it well. I'm very tempted to go back for some more...

As I was a bit worried about the flounce sticking out I decided not to line it as the pattern suggested.  Instead I folded over a hem the same as the seam allowance.  I'm glad I did.  This fabric did end up being quite stiff and I think lining it would have resulted in what I was afraid of.

I made the tunic length as we really have lots of dresses here and figured that would be a bit better for layering in the colder weather.  Here's she's wearing it with jeans, but I reckon it would also work well with leggings.

The pattern itself was great.  The instructions have clear photos and instructions.  The PDF went together easily and it has a layers feature which is something I'm appreciating more and more lately.

The only thing which is slightly tricky is that the back and front pieces are very similar so it can confusing to work out which way to put it on her!  Next time I'll be marking the lining or putting in some kind of label.  On the plus side there are no closures so it's very quick to make.  

I'm glad it has the ties to cinch it in a bit.  Normally I keep every scrap for using "one day"  but this was the one time I didn't.  Then I remembered the ties that I hadn't cut out!  Luckily I had this green in the stash which matches pretty closely.

Overall it's another great pattern from Elegance and Elephants.  I will be making it again, in fact I have some floral fabric that I'm hoping will drape a bit better that will be perfect.  Florals and flounces, whatever next?!

1 comment:

  1. It's beautiful! I'm so glad you enjoyed the pattern. Good choice to not line the flounces.