DIY Mother's Day Brunch OOTD

This year for Mother's Day, I decided that I was going to try something different.  Every year (for the past 4 yrs), just like every mother, I would run to the store to try and find the most beautiful dress to wear on Mother's Day.  The bad thing about that was, with the cost of the outfit and some well deserved shoes, everything would come out way overpriced or just too expensive for me to spend on a regular basis.Anyway, this year I decided to go ahead and make my own Mother's Day dress.  I have recently gotten into sewing within the last year, so I decided to challenge myself. In this post, I have included a pattern review and where I purchased everything that I am wearing.  I want to wish all of you mother's out there and Happy Mother's Day.  Be blessed! pattern review


Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes. There were two different option for the peplum; Flared and pleated.  I chose the flared peplum.

Were the instructions easy to follow? I think it all depends on if you have ever sewn a princess cut op before.  If you are a beginner, I this the top may be a bit difficult to understand. It doesn't hurt to try though.  It took me a minute to understand how to sew this princess cut top.  Once I figured it out, everything else was a breeze.  Also, if you have never sewn an invisible zipper before, then I would suggest to find a tutorial on YouTube.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I loved the outcome of this outfit.  If I had to choose one dislike, I would say that the top had too many pieces to cut.  There were princess cuts in the front as well as the back.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I did make a bit of an adjustment to this dress.  I separated the two and made a peplum top and a high-waisted pencil skirt.  The reason I did this is because after brunch on Mother's Day, I wanted to change into jeans, but still look cute in my peplum top.

Would you recommend it to others? I would definitely recommend this pattern to others and I would actually make another one is different material.  I love how classy it looks.  It's just an amazing fit.

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Where I purchased my pattern: JoAnn Fabrics Fabric Used: Spring Shimmer Peach Linen Where to purchase fabric: JoAnn Fabrics Jewelry: Charlotte Russe, Target Shoes: Charlotte Russe Belt: Thrift Store mtCollageDSC_0102 signature