Wow- it’s the middle of April, and we were assailed with another snowstorm! The only rational response to Thursday’s thunder blizzard was to sew a mood brightening dress in cheery Liberty print.
I keep a modest amount of Liberty fabric on hand for similar emergencies. I recently purchased this happy print from The Fabric Store during their Liberty sale. I’ve made a fair amount of Liberty print button downs over the years- but an April snowstorm required a more significant floral response.
This was a super quick project. I used Simplicity 8295 with minimum hacking. I added a back yoke facing- not called for in the pattern- but pretty essential in my book. I simply cut two back yoke pieces instead of one. To attach the yoke and facings, I follow excellent instructions from Grainline Studio with two options for yoke facings; the first is here and second option here.
The only real change I made was to shorten the front band which originally ended at the waistline. I shortened the band to mid chest.
I cut a size 6 at the top- and the shoulders were plenty roomy. I graded the waist and hips to a size 10 - all the better for biking! I also added 2 inches to the front and back hem length.
Yes- that is snow behind the small green plants!