Birds of a Feather

retro style dress

feather print dress

retro style

Another dress to show for my occasional Me-Made-Monday, and another Sew Serendipity dress.  This one I am calling the Birds of a Feather dress because that is what the material was called.  The name suits it perfectly.  If you can’t tell, the print looks like colorful feathers, but from afar, it looks kind of like a confetti mess.  I got it in a quilt shop while we were in Branson and the quality of this fabric is wonderful.  I can’t say it enough.  The orange banding, however, is from a fat quarter I found at Walmart.  It is very cheap and flimsy compared to the rest of the dress.  I would not recommend it for anything other than a contrasting strip, if even that.  I was a little disappointed with that part of this creation, but overall, I am highly satisfied with how everything else turned out.

This being dress number four of this pattern for me, I have gotten to where I don’t even need to read the directions.  No mistakes, and no unpicking of the zipper or readjusting of the zipper.  I could almost make this one up with my eyes closed.  Well almost.

Sew Serendipity
a close-up view of this wonderful, printed material – please excuse the wrinkles in the band

I decided to take the side seams in just a bit after it was done to give it a little closer fit, and that made my side band alignment a little off.  Not a mistake, but the band is not lined up now.  Oh, well, I know it was perfect before I messed with it so that is fine by me.

I have already worn the dress and it wasn’t hard to winterize this style.  In fact almost all of my dresses are summery that get worn year round.  All I had to do was add a nice pair of tights, a warm sweater, and some great boots.  Perfect for the day walking downtown in Nashville – in the wind.  Yes, this dress stood up to last week’s very gusty Monday.  It’s a winner for sure!

Details:  Dress – Sew Serendipity, the Monique Dress || Sweater – Arizona Jean Co. || Boots – Simple || Necklace – the Gap || Fabric – from a Branson, MO quilt shop

Linking up with: Craftastic Monday, Creative Mondays, Do Tell Tuesday, Tuesday’s With a Twist, and Passion for Fashion.

5 Replies to “Birds of a Feather”

    1. Oh, thank you so much, Marci, for your comment and for featuring me on Tuesdays with a Twist! I get so much inspiration from sewing blogs all of the time, and I am happy to hear that I am able to offer some inspiration myself. 🙂


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