These next two dresses are all about florals and pattern hacks and are my latest Concord Tee Dresses...
The Sleeves ~
As shown below the sleeves are the difference between the two dresses. I made a slight change to each sleeve to personalize each dress. There are no other construction changes from the original Concord Tee hacks.
Adding the circle/flutter to the sleeve was discussed in the Adding a Ruffle to the Concord Tee post.
The split sleeve for the rose dress was detailed in this post.
The Dresses ~
After making two darker print Concord Tee dresses, I knew that the next ones had to be of a lighter hue. I pulled two floral print crepey knits (what Fabric Mart called them but what LAFinch Fabrics is calling Liverpool Knits) from the collection.
I need to stop here and discuss the fact that I love florals. I own a lot of floral fabric. However, if you've followed along for awhile, you will notice that I didn't sew a lot of florals prior to leaving the corporate job. That's all changing now. Big florals, big & bold prints, loads of polka dots and large border prints are no longer off limits! Now that summer is in full force, I'm sewing more of these. So without further ado, here are the latest versions...
Dress with Split Sleeves & Ties ~
Dress with Flutter Sleeves ~
I'm glad I took the time to make these dresses. They will be perfect for the rest of the summer and into the fall.
I have one more that I want to make from an ITY fabric. It will get me to five and I will be done with this pattern. I have so many other things I want to make and new patterns to use.
However, I REALLY enjoyed lengthening and hacking this pattern. It's a great pattern if you just want a t-shirt that fits a curvy body but it also has wonderful possibilities. You can take it on a creative journey to fulfill whatever flights of fancy you can dream of. It allowed me to do the thing I love most about sewing, slice and dice to come up with a new look, based upon the good bones of the pattern.
So I'm off on new sewing adventures! I hope you've enjoyed the series, been inspired and maybe learned a new technique or two.
...as always more later!