Today welcome the lovely Jess – sewing for herself instead of her boys this time. Check out her Marigold Dress – love this happy fabric!
As soon as Melissa released this dress, I knew I had to sew it. There are so many options for this pattern – cap or long sleeves, peplum or dress, or just a skirt. You can make the dress more casual or fancy it up, just by changing the fabric.
At first, I thought I would make it with long sleeves, since it's already ridiculously cold outside in the Midwest. But I just love this fabric too much to keep it confined to one season. And with a fun jacket or cardigan, this dress can easily be worn year-round.
This dress is incredibly comfortable. And pockets! Pockets are a must, because I'm always shoving pacifiers and toys and other random bits into my pockets. They're nice and deep and hit at the perfect spot.
The skirt of this dress is amazing. I want to twirl around in it, which I'm guessing my boys would think is a little weird, but that's what moms do, right? Do crazy things that their kids think are silly? Silly or not, it's a fabulous twirling skirt.
I love Melissa's method of attaching the skirt and the bodice, encasing the elastic. It has a super clean finish, and the fit of this dress is phenomenal. I used pearl snaps instead of buttons, and I think they're a super fun addition to the placket. They're also perfect for anyone who's in a fight with their buttonholer... Ahem.
The Marigold pattern is so versatile, I can see myself making this in many different fabrics for all sorts of occasions. With all the different options, it's a great pattern to have in your stash. You can pick up your Marigold in the Blank Slate Patterns Shop.
Happy sewing, friends!