Colors of the Wind Dress

Pattern: McCall's Misses' Tops M6164 (bodice) and Mahaila's circle skirt formula (for a 3/4 skirt)
Fabric: 2 yds stretch knit
Cost: $9

I'm kind of pale, so I generally try to stay away from neutrals. But if a fabric grabs my attention on 2+ trips to the fabric store, I usually end up getting it, especially if it's in the sale sections. At $4.50 per yard, I couldn't resist. This dress has feathers and flowers blown across it, and reminded me of a very fall, American prairie sort of design. On this project I serged all the seams, using a coordinating color thread for the needle thread only. This worked out really well so that my white thread doesn't show through.

This is another circle skirt + top frankenpattern, a silhouette I can't seem to get enough of lately. I made this one a little longer so it's easy to wear to work. The fabric is soft and beautiful, and I got a ton of compliments. Check out Mahaila's pattern, it's just too easy!

You can read my review of this pattern at


  1. That fabric is gorgeous! I just love it so much. You were smart to do a simple (franken)pattern to showcase the eye catching, beautiful fabric. Good job!

  2. I am in love with this dress! The fabric is so simple and beautiful, and I don't think the neutrality is bad for your paleness at all!

  3. this fabric is amazing! if i found that in my local store i'd grab it in a snap. i love this look and i'm really liking high necklines for fall. cute cute cute!

  4. What a beautiful dress! Love how you have set up your blog- great stuff!

  5. This dress is so beautiful. I adore the fabric and it works perfectly with this pattern.

  6. This dress is absolutely adorable. I would wear it all the time- it looks so comfy! Great job =D


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