Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Green/White Geometric Print Wrap Dress!

I have ALWAYS wanted a wrap dress in a geometric print ever since the day I saw one of my friends wearing one years ago! So I was all too thrilled to stumble upon this Myfabricsdesign.com print! You know I LOVE color!!! The green color seemed like it would be the perfect shade for my skin tone and it was. Plus I love that it was a knit with a little sheen to it- it made the fabric very suitable for a semi-formal affair. My Hubby's 20th High School Reunion was coming up so I knew that this fabric as a wrap dress would be PERFECT! So I sewed this up just 2 days before we left. The pattern is Butterick 5454 and it is a staple. I've made the dress at least 3 times before. Sorry I have a bit of an obsession with wrap dresses. You know you do too! LOL!

Front view: Classic wrap. I've made variations with a collar and some other design elements. I opted for the simpler design here. There are pleats in the skirt as well as the shoulder line. That's all the added flare I needed. I paired with hanging earings--they're actually clear with a little tan and crystals in them. I wanted accessories in that color green but didn't get a chance to go accessory hunting. I wasn't going to do stark white since I don't like that color direcly on my skin. In the end I kept it simple and paired it with my cute, white strappy sandals. 

 Back View. I did my normal pattern adjustment. I shortened the center back about 1 inch, grading it to nothing at the sides. I'm a bit shortwaisted. I also shortened the sleeves a tad.

Here's the fabric. It has a little bit of sheen to it, not obvious in this pic. It's sorta visible in the above photos.

 Me and the Hubs. We didn't match but I liked that we coordinated. He wore a deep burgundy shirt and dark gray pants! In my world color means EVERYTHING! It can either make or break an outfit. It's a major part of one's fashion formula! Heck,  I LOVE color so much that I offer Color Consults to my clients! Gotta spread the Gospel LOLLLL!

We hit the floor for some slow jams! I left the fast stuff for the guy who decided to dance shirtless twirling his shirt his over his head. Boy was that entertaining LOLLL!

I had a great time with these guys! 

Also, I keep meaning to post but I wanted to promote our sewing show for those who don't sew. Gentleman Jim who is a Master Tailor (back in the day he made clothes for such famous folk as James Brown, Jackie Robins, Duke Ellington, etc.) and myself, a Professional Dressmaker with over 12 years of experience have joined forces to bring sewer and informative show! We cover everything from hands on tutorials to handling success and challenges. This month we've dedicated our shows to the Sewing Entrepreneur! Here are a few below. New Show's every Thursday! Check us out!!! Also, feel free to join our Facebook page HERE to stay in the loop on what we've got going on :)

Fabric sponsored by Myfabricsdesign.com. My fabric opinion is honestly my own!


  1. Very pretty dress. Color is everything. It is most often what moves me to finish a garment. Sometimes, if I don't feel it during construction, I might just put it aside for a while. I think thats how I end up with so many UFPs.

  2. I love the dress! It is perfect with the geometric shapes!

  3. Perfect choice of pattern and fabric! Really, really pretty dress.

  4. I really like the fabri. The dress is gorgeous and fits you perfectly.

  5. Absolutely STUNNING, Victoria!! Love the geometric print fabric, and you look great!

  6. Nice work, your dress is lovely, perfect for the occasion of a 20th HS reunion. You look beautiful.
    I am very conscious of what colors I'm wearing. I'm a blue eyed read head, like Nichole Kidman (similar coloring only, not other features 😊)
    I watched the first video, so cool!
    I'm not on Facebook, but maybe I need to be to see the rest of your productions.

    1. Oh dear, look what autocorrect did! I'm a"red" head not "read" head.

  7. Beautiful dress. I love the color and print. You look gorgeous!

  8. I love this dress on you Ms. Victoria! I see why you wanted one and you have one that fits you perfectly too! Looks like you and the hubby had a lot of fun! Also, that's awesome what you and Mr. Jim are doing...it will help a lot of folks in our sewing community and those who want to be in our sewing community too!

  9. Love this article about geometric dress. Its great because of all the details you share, thanks! I suggest this website for cheap geometric dress


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