This week’s theme at SewWeekly is Fall Palette. My interpretation for the theme is rather literal, I decided to wear fall. Yes, falling leaves in autumn! Besides, the fiancé and I celebrate our special day this week so that calls for an occasion for a new dress.
With such a busy print, I opted for a simple silhouette: shift dress with a slight flare. It is also work/teacher-friendly which adds on to my working wardrobe. Well, I wasn’t very happy with how it looked when I first pieced the dress together. I thought it was too stiff, and flat (READ: boring). Thankfully the end result didn’t look that bad after I paired it with a belt.
The dress is fully lined, concealed, with the bust darts were folded instead to give a little more space to move. It’s also possible to fold the waist darts if it is not a shift dress. Folded darts are slightly more comfortable as it is less restrictive.
It is purchased from one of my favourite local stores at Chinatown which I love to frequent once every few weeks to get hold of some freshly imported fabric when I wasn’t on self-imposed shopping ban. This is a piece of slightly stretchable cotton in the sweetest palette for fall.