Bloodsplatter Dress

As soon as I saw the announcement for the Laneway Dress, I knew: At last, here is the perfect excuse to buy that bloodsplatter fabric I’ve been dying to get!

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The black fabric is a cozy cotton flannel, and the skirt is underlined in a delightful red antistatic lining to keep it from sticking to tights.

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I did my usual grading to a larger size for the hips, but otherwise didn’t make any changes to the pattern! The open darts in front are nice and low (usually I have to lower the bustline) and the waist is high, which I prefer. I could’ve cinched it a bit tighter in the side seams, but right now it’s really comfy without looking oversized.

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(Yes, I already owned these tights. Obviously I had to pose in them.)

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Generally I prefer a fuller skirt, so if I make this again I might substitute a circle skirt. But I really like the fit overall, the nice V in the center back neckline, and of course…

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the pockets!!

I think this would be an easy pattern to dress up for cocktails or the office, or dress down for a casual sundress. Or, uh, just to finally have an excuse to use some novelty print…. 😉

Now I still have 3/4 of a yard of this bloodsplatter fabric–what should I do with it?

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