Another day, another floral dress! McCalls 8178 did not disappoint. I’ve come across these dresses from RHODE many times on Instagram and always loved the skirt style. But at $425 you know that is not in my budget. McCalls early spring collection to the rescue! The moment I saw this pattern released I knew it was going to be my new favorite dress (second only to this one).
I was initially intimidated by the construction of the godet skirt as I haven’t made one like that before. Aside from all of the time spent pinning all TEN of them together, the sewing part wasn’t actually too bad. Side note about the fabric: I believe this sheet is from a collaboration that they did with Pottery Barn Teen a few years back. I’ve always admired Liberty London fabric but I haven’t ever splurged on buying it so finding this at the thrift store was quite the score for me.
PATTERN: McCalls 8178, View C – you can buy it here.
FABRIC: 100% Cotton (thrifted!)
MODIFICATIONS: I decided to line the bodice and nixed the neck facing (not necessary if there’s a lining!) For the skirt I also added a lining that measured the same width and the skirt but minus all of the godets. I think next time I might swap out the long sleeves for short sleeves from another pattern. I also ended up taking a few inches off the top of the skirt.
DRESS: Made By Me!
SNEAKERS: Nordstrom (old)
EARRINGS: Loft (old)
Not sewing related… but how beautiful are beautiful are these purple flowers?! I am in love! I walk to this park almost everyday during my lunch break (there’s also a cute fountain, benches and a rose garden) and it’s been fun watching them bloom 🙂