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One Orla dress in my wardrobe wasn't enough so I whipped up another one this time in a vintage floral fabric.

A Vintage Floral Orla Dress

Last month as part of #Sewtember2018 I put together a sewalong for the French Navy Orla Dress. This was the first time I made this dress, but after making it, I knew I needed another one. 

Vintage Floral Orla

The first Orla dress was essentially a toile since I didn’t know exactly how well the fit would be or how’d I like it. So, I opted for a simple plain colored fabric, which turned out to be lovely in its own right. 

However, for my second version, I knew I wanted to use a print of some kind. 

One Orla dress in my wardorbe wasn't enough so I whipped up another one this time in a vintage floral fabric.
This vintage fabric had been in my stash for a while

A quick search around my stash I found this lovely vintage floral fabric that I had for some time. There wasn’t a lot of it there, just under two yards, and since it was the actual vintage fabric I didn’t want to use it for just any project. 

I decided the Orla Dress would be perfect because of it’s subtle classic style reminiscence of a 1960’s style dress. Plus I knew I could squeeze it out of the amount of fabric I had. 

Autumn Hues

The warm hues of the purple and magenta flowers on top of an olive green background made a for the perfect dress to lead me from summer to autumn. 

One Orla dress in my wardorbe wasn't enough so I whipped up another one this time in a vintage floral fabric.
The colors in this dress are a great transition from summer to autumn

I’m not sure why but purply jewel colors give me a more autumn vibe. 

The Orla dress was the last make of September and was kind of a transition between my last summer make and the first autumn make.

In Love…

One Orla dress in my wardrobe wasn't enough so I whipped up another one this time in a vintage floral fabric.
I love this Orla dress even more than the first one

I really love my first Orla dress and have received such nice compliments on Instagram about it. However, I think I may be much more in love with this vintage floral version. 

This fabric was one of the precious items in my stash and I’m so glad I was finally able to use it. 

One Orla dress in my wardrobe wasn't enough so I whipped up another one this time in a vintage floral fabric.
The addition of a vintage hat adds to the vintage look of this dress

I love the colors and tones, the fact that it works as a summer dress or can be worn with tights and cardi for autumn. It’s just a beautiful dress. 

#sewtember2018 Giveaway 

Thinking you might like to make your own Orla Dress? We’ll remember that their’s still one week left to enter the #sewtember2018 giveaway. 

All you have to all you have to do make one of the patterns from one of the sew-alongs featured in this series.

Share a photo of your make on Instagram with the hashtag #SEWtember2018between Sept 8th and October 13th for a chance to win.

For full details see the #sewtember2018 post

One Orla dress in my wardrobe wasn't enough so I whipped up another one this time in a vintage floral fabric.

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Akram Taghavi-Burris

designer, writer, educator, tech nerd, crafter, baker, sewer and vintage collector, who Brings Creative & Crazy Ides to Life.

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