Dresses

Dress like your bathroom M7969

OK! If you saw that blog post title and are getting worried just keep reading! When we were planning our new ensuite I fell in love with some floral hexie tiles I’d seen on a few home accounts including the mid-century modern kitchen of Amanda aka Modern June Cleaver.

Almond rock teal turquoise bathroom with black shower and floral Black and white hex daisy tiles

Long story short, I got the floor I wanted but had to create the tile sheets myself. Hours of finger numbing work. It was all worth it though!

Almond rock wearing a floral m7969 dress hack in her turquoise bathroom with with floral hex tiled floor

Flash forward and I’m happily shopping at Rainbow Fabrics when I spot this gorgeous floral print. It reminds me of the Marc Jacobs daisy and Kate Spade prints. And most importantly it reminded me of my lovely tiled floor!! The flowers are a soft beige and the fabric base is a poly challis.

M7969 dress pattern envelope

I decided to make another puff sleeve M7969. Similar to my red and pink version using view B but this time added elastic to the hems in a channel to the cropped sleeves instead of shirring.

Almond rock wearing a floral m7969 dress hack in her turquoise bathroom with with floral hex tiled floor

As you can see I also cut the front bodice on the fold and rounded the neckline. I still finished the neckline with bias binding but skipped the interfacing since that is included to stop the neckline stretching out on the v neck.

Almond rock wearing a floral m7969 dress hack in her turquoise bathroom with with floral hex tiled floor

This is size M again but with 1cm taken out of each side seam. Given the slightly stiff fabric I thought it looked better slightly slimmed at the sides.

It’sfantastic how quickly this dress comes together. Especially when you round off the front! I made it in a few hours while at a sewing retreat with friends.

It’s a cute, eas- to-wear dress though the puff sleeves make it difficult to wear a cardigan on top. I still love it though! I’ll probably put this pattern to one side for now but sure I’ll return to it next year.

One Comment

  • Carol Thomas

    Dressing like your bathroom, very unusual, especially as generally you take your clothes off ! Fabulous bathroom floor and matching dress. Pattern and print great!

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