Today’s post is sponsored by Modes4U. Modes4U is a fun and unique online shop. y where you can find kawaii items, squishies, stuffed animals, awesome fabric including japanese-inspired prints, plus so much more. They contacted me a few weeks ago for a collab using my choice of fabric from there website.
After perusing Modes4U site, I decided on a fabric that was an alternative for Liberty of London. We all enjoy creating projects with those sort of quality fabric. But finding an affordable alternative that gave off the same vibe and style without giving up quality is a key factor.
After receiving this fabric, I fell in love with the artwork on the print and the feel of the fabric. They have a huge selection of cotton lawn fabric in the most breathtaking designs. I’m just happy with the quality, I always search for fabric that gives a RTW feel and these are perfect.
Everything about this fabric shouted, “Make me into something Awesome”. Knowing a new dress was my desired outcome, I got a little help from my Instagram audience and sewed up N6692. This dress is another summer winner, the pattern features a smocked back with two sleeve options (puff and straps), and two lengths (midi & knee length) with a ruffled hem.
The dress came together quickly and without any issue. I have two issues with this pattern the side zipper and sleeve fit. I’m not a fan of zippers on dresses with sleeves. I just find it highly restrictive. However, it’s necessary to keep the integrity of the dress design. Although I sewed up my typical size 12, the sleeves on this pattern were a bit snug. I would recommend checking the fit and your measurements if you are in between sizes. Just in case you may have to make alterations.
I’m loving all the photos of this project. Since it’s such a quick make, I’m hoping to add another to my fall wardrobe in a solid color. What color would you choose?
Have you made this dress before? What do you think, is it perfect for the summer months? I love the square neckline, how about you?