Joy Dress

 

Joy Dress: daisies and dresses

I had the pleasure of sewing up this beauty for Violette Field Threads as a tester.  I am amazed at how much I love this dress.  The curved bodice, the pretty bows on the sides, the paneled skirt and the crossed straps all come together for one amazing dress.

There are so many things you can do with this pattern to make it individual.  You can embroider your bodice or you can showcase a special fabric.  Use up that vintage lace or ribbon for your side ties or a favorite button for the back.  I used a pretty floral and I paired it with a solid so that it wouldn’t be too busy, but pairing two different prints could be a lot of fun.

Joy Dress: daisies and dresses

 

I lined each side tie with the solid color, so when the bow is tied, it has a two tone effect.  I thought it was a fun way to add a little interest to the dress without being overbearing.

Joy Dress: daisies and dresses

 

The ties  pull in the sides to give a soft, ruffly appearance.  I may do another one with some bodice embroidery.

Joy Dress: daisies and dresses

Joy Dress: daisies and dresses

I love how the straps cross over in the back, but it’s easy to change it up and tuck the straps in if you want.  The back also has two rows of elastic for a comfy fit.

I used a whole lot of fabric for this skirt.  SO much gathering, but the end result is amazing, feminine, floaty dress that is perfect for Easter.  It was also a quick sew, surprisingly.  It looks a lot more complicated than it is.

Joy Dress: daisies and dresses Joy Dress: daisies and dresses

 

Head over to Violette Field Threads to get your copy of this lovely pattern.

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