Floral Sew Over It Eve

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This is actually the second Sew Over It Eve Dress I’ve made. I made one other version for my mom but this is the first time that I made one for myself. Normally I grade out at the waist and hips since I’m usually a larger size at those points but for this dress I just made a straight size 8, which worked out perfectly. I did shorten the bodice by 1″ but I did not shorten the skirt to give it more of a midi length.

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I love the flutter sleeves and the high low hem on this dress. The wrap is super comfortable and I really like that it makes the dress adjustable. That meant I didn’t have to worry too much about fit on this one!

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I originally wanted to make this dress to wear to a wedding in August. I even included in my make 9 back in January. I was half way through making this dress when I found out that I actually needed to wear sage green to the wedding. I’m not in the wedding party so I thought I was free to wear whatever I want but apparently as the girlfriend of a family member of the groom I was expected to wear a certain color… so it was back to the drawing board for what to wear to the wedding. I’ll do another post soon on that 🙂

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I really love this fabric. It is a rayon voile and I originally got it from Blackbird fabrics but it looks like they are sold out. I’ve seen it at other fabric stores since then though so you might be able to find it. I really like floral prints but I’ve struggled to find ones that aren’t too young looking and in colors that I like. This one definitely checked all of my floral fabric boxes! I have a little bit of this fabric left over so I’m going to need to figure out what else I can make out of what I have left over!

Sew Over It Tulip Skirts

I was really drawn to the Sew Over it London tulip skirt when it first came out. I love the shape of the skirt and it is a pretty fun and quick make – so I made two!

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I got this red twill from Mood. The fabric isn’t quite as drapey as I had hoped – It is a little more structured than I had in mind. I love the color – I’m really in to it being the actual color of a tulip. I wanted to line this skirt so that I could wear it with tights without any cling issues.

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I also left out the pockets on this version since I was adding the lining and I wanted to reduce the complexity.

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Since the skirt came out I saw Lisa’s Ikat version of this skirt I’ve been wanting to make one myself. I used an Ikat from Fancy Tiger Crafts. I took these pictures on the way home from work so it is a little wrinkly but that is a more accurate representation of how it would look.

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One thing that I that I learned from the first skirt is to grade the waist seam and clip around to create less bulk at that seam and let it lie a little flatter. The waistband on the first skirt is a little tight and doesn’t lay quite right. I didn’t make any adjustments to the pattern pieces on this version but grading and clipping made a huge difference.

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