Pattern: My favorite bodice pattern McCall's M5972 (adjusted width this way, shortened torso to add the contrasting waist band), self-drafted skirt / bow
Fabric: Joann's, 100% cotton, 45" home decor fabric, 1.5 yards (this was originally slated for a skirt, but I thankfully had just enough to squeak by with this dress)
Time: 2.5 hrs (over a few days)
Bright Dress DIY w/ Removable Bow
I really, really love this shape and have made at least 5 of these types of dresses over the last year. As a short gal with a rectangular torso and a leftover tummy pouch (thanks kids!), the nipped waist and pleated skirt helps mask areas that make me self-conscious. It's also a relatively easy type of dress to sew!
If you have any bow attachment solution ideas, I'd love to hear them! Thanks in advance and hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!