My name is Linda and I blog at The Merry Church Mouse. I am honored and blessed to be a part of the Aspiring Designers Challenge today. I have been sewing for many years and delved into pattern design a little over a year ago. The pattern that I am releasing today is my fourth pattern for MCM Studio Designs. I hope that you enjoy it.
The name of this pattern is "The Trumpet Flower Dress". It is inspired by one of my childhood memories. Years ago while visiting my cousins in Alabama, I remember playing with the trumpet flowers that grew in their backyard. We picked the flowers and turned them upside down and made believe that they were ballerinas, the petals of the flowers being their dresses. The skirt of this dress is designed to recreate that idea.
So let's look at the details of this pattern.
It has a fully lined bodice, an eight gored skirt, and closes with ties in the back which are fed through two button holes. The skirt is more than a full circle which gives it beautiful movement and flow.
This pattern is great for mixing and matching fabrics. Yardage is given in a way that it can be broken down into yardage for the bodice alone, two of the gores, four of the gores or the entire dress. This makes it easy to calculate how much fabric you will need if you choose to use multiple fabrics.
While this dress does require a bit of fabric, it sews up quickly, and pays off with a skirt that spins like a dream.