New Look 6503: Peacock Flow Dress

New Look 6503peacock flow

Completed on August 28, 2014

Sources:

Fabric is 100% rayon challis “Amy Butler Soul Blossoms Peacock Blue” from Fabric.com

New Look 6503 Pattern: View D

Alterations:

took in princess seams for better fit

neck facing was too large to fit pattern

3 inches added to hemline

Costs:

$23.96 for fabric (no leftovers…barely made it)

$17.71 for buttons from M&J Trimming

$4.29 for pattern

Scrap interfacing

Info:

Called “Peacock Flow” because the colors remind me of our neighbor’s peacocks that visit to clean up seed pod remains and call from our rooftop. It’s so comfortable due to the rayon challis…it flows beautifully in movement. It’s fit is still a bit large in the bust area even with some alterations. The armholes could be a bit smaller also. I don’t know about the longevity of the challis, but its comfort is well-worth even a couple of seasons. It’s a go-to dress for really busy, long, hot days filled with lots of walking, movement, and putting away items in lower shelving. You’ve got to love a dress that just…flows.

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