If you are like me, a date night is sometimes hard to come by. Not because you don’t want to go, but because life gets in the way sometimes. Although, when the dates do happen, it is so nice to spend some time with your significant other. Usually, I don’t push Valentine’s Day on my hubby, but if it is an excuse for us to get dressed up and enjoy each other’s company, than I am all in.
But, what do I wear?
Made for Mermaids and Patterns for Pirates have so many options for clothing. You can dress up (or dress down) nearly every single versatile pattern they have. I thought I would dress up a little bit, and went with a modified Mama Lily from Made for Mermaids.
This pattern is great for flowy wovens or knits. It has a higher neck, that is tied in the back. There are optional lace accents on the front and back, and can be a romper or a dress. So many choices! I want a a high neck mini dress, and this pattern is perfect for that look.
Check the correct size (size should be based on your upper bust measurement), print out, and lay out the top portion of the pattern on the fold of the fabric. The skirt pattern piece should be laid out as if it were connected to the bodice portion. The bottom is flared out in a way to make a mixture of an A-line dress and a tent dress. The entire bodice portion is kept the same. The skirt portion is flared out to create a fuller skirt. (Cut one front and back out of the main and lace fabric).
A lace overlay is a pretty finishing touch, so I sewed that on to the dress at the neckline and armscye as if it were a really long facing.
I really like the ties at the side for this dress, as it adds another simple style element. Instead of using the bias binding to finish the seams, this acts more as a full strap. The bias binding was sewn closed, and were used as ties for the dress. After sewing the solid dress portion to the lace on the armscye, the neckline, and the back of the dress, I left spots to sew the straps on.
I love the simple, yet fancy, element that the lace overlay adds to the dress.
Now, I am all set for Valentine’s Day! Be sure to check out all of the stops on the blog tour. They are linked below.
There are so many talented ladies who made wonderful Valentine’s Day outfits. Check out the entire Blog tour (brought to you by Made for Mermaids and Patterns for Pirates). There are simple and classic looks, along with dressier looks.
Finally, here is the blog schedule: