Pretty Floral Dress in action

Ahh… a lovely spring day and a family dinner, the perfect occasion to test out my new Floral Dress! Here I am, trying to act natural while posing for the camera.

I took these pictures before we left and wrote up this post after we came back from dinner. I must say, after wearing this dress all evening, it’s much better for standing in, than sitting in.

I found myself readjusting, to make sure the skirt was covering the lining, and both layers were covering my legs.

It was almost a relief when we sat down to dinner and my legs were hidden by the table!

I’m guessing it’s the way the skirt is cut and how the seamlines join on the bias that makes it shift around. Something to think about if you’re considering this pattern – and I’m not super tall either.

The back view is what really makes this dress. LOVE the knotted back! There’s something satisfying about tying the knot in the bodice and sewing around it.

And the seaming on the skirtĀ  is rather flattering. I’m more of a pear shape, and it skims nicely over the hips without drawing too much attention to the area!

It’s slim fitting without being too tight, just enough of an A-line to hug and flatter curves. The midriff band fits, without being too constricting either. You can wear this dress and still eat a full meal!

Anyways, I’ll definitely make this one again! Maybe an inch or two longer, just for safety’s sake…

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16 Responses to Pretty Floral Dress in action

  1. Monet April 19, 2010 at 6:49 am #

    It looks beautiful on you, Tasia! The color suits you perfectly. And don’t worry about the lining…I have problems with that frequently as well. I never hem my linings short enough!

  2. Clare April 19, 2010 at 6:59 am #

    It looks adorable on you and fits perfectly! Love it! I accidentally bought this pattern the other day …oops.. will definitely be making it longer to cover my rugby player knees though. Can’t wait to see what you make next!

  3. Erica April 19, 2010 at 9:40 am #

    Wonderful job Tasia! And that back is adorable. I love the mention of being able to eat a full meal; I hate when I wear something and after I eat I feel like I am going to bust the seams!

  4. Ali April 19, 2010 at 9:51 am #

    Beautiful dress! And the back is particularly lovely.

  5. Angela April 19, 2010 at 12:47 pm #

    Very nice dress! Thanks for the little tidbits on this dress… slim fitting but not too constricting!

  6. sulovesew April 19, 2010 at 8:20 pm #

    I love it, the back looks so gorgeous and sexy :) love the fabric too. Well, I love your fabric choice in general

  7. Tasia April 19, 2010 at 9:59 pm #

    Thanks everyone for the lovely comments! I’m thrilled with how it turned out and am so flattered with the compliments.

    Erica, I totally ate a big meal in this dress, and nothing busted at the seams :)
    Clare, I’m only 5’4″ at most, so definitely add to the length if you’re at all taller!

  8. Jessica April 20, 2010 at 12:02 am #

    I thought I had commented, but I guess not. Anyway, I absolutely love this dress! It’s beautiful in the fabric, and I love the back!

  9. Suzie April 20, 2010 at 12:54 am #

    Totally gorgeous! I would buy this dress if I found it in a shop! :)

  10. Sarah April 20, 2010 at 12:35 pm #

    That is a super pretty dress and looks fabulous on you! :) Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment.


  11. ~Sherry~ April 20, 2010 at 4:24 pm #

    It really is gorgeous!
    I am busy making a long sleeve winter dress right now – what a contrast!

  12. Zoe April 22, 2010 at 1:59 am #

    This dress is so damn sweet! You could totally style it up or down depending on the situation/occasion, I bet you’ll get heaps of use from it. It fits you really well

  13. Susan Davis - Knitters Delight April 23, 2010 at 12:57 pm #

    Oh my goodness! I started this dress last weekend, but put it aside like a dummy. You look so stunning in this dress. I need to put this back on the sewing table!

  14. Adey May 15, 2010 at 5:49 am #

    This dress looks awesome! Love the back!

  15. Charlotte / l'Atelier May 22, 2011 at 6:29 am #

    Wow ! I just discovered your dress by checking some posts randomly. It looks amazing, the pattern is fantastic and you look stunning ! Congrats !

  16. debby June 8, 2012 at 12:54 am #

    whats the pattern number? and where is this dress from?