Anastacia's Friday Pattern Company Wilder Gown in Floral Viscose
My love for prints and bold colours drew me to this fabric as they are lovely to work with. This fabric is 100% viscose with large-scale floral prints in gorgeous colours. It's smooth to the touch and silky, lightweight yet semi-opaque.
I knew it had to be made into a Friday Pattern Company Wilder Gown immediately I saw those bold florals and how drapey it was. It’s a match made in heaven. The Wilder gown is a lovely pattern from Friday pattern company with raglan sleeves and gathered tiers.
I make lots of dresses with gathers, so it doesn’t really bother me except that its time-consuming. I have made this pattern before but the short sleeve version. So, I thought it would be great for this season to make a long sleeve version but with slight modifications to the sleeve.
I made size XL based on my statistics, added length and volume at the wrist area, more like bishop sleeves. I then added 3/8-inch elastic to the hem of the sleeves and 11 rows of shirring (odd number right!!!).
This beautiful large scale floral fabric really brought the dress pattern to life in my opinion, and I enjoyed every bit of the sewing process. I had no issues with the fabric as it sewed beautifully. The pattern is very easy to make as there are no complicated techniques involved.
I picked the tan/brown colour from one of the flowers which happens to be one of my favourite colours to style the dress. I’ve styled my dress using tan belt to cinch in the waist and sandals.
I’ve also styled it without the belt for a loose fitting, however, I added my tan bag to break the flow a bit. I’ve also styled it with my recently made Friday Pattern Company Cambria Duster from Friday pattern company as well.
I see this dress being worn all through the seasons. It is perfect for summer and spring, but you can layer it up during autumn and winter seasons styled with boots and sneakers.
I absolutely love my new dress, from the lovely pops of bold colours to the swishy-ness of the fabric and it will remain on heavy rotation for the foreseeable future.
*Anastacia was provided the fabric of her choice free of charge for her blog post & also provided with a £50 voucher *