Flights of fancy

Hi there!

My latest Minerva Crafts Blogger Network post goes live today and I’ve started early on my spring sewing.  I made the Sew Over It Florence dress, maxi length, out of this tropical floral rayon fabric with tiny little hummingbirds all over it.


It’s bright, but I love it (husband is less keen; in fact, he says it makes his eyes hurt! Guess this is not one for wearing out with him, then!)

I’m particularly in love with the little bird buttons which I got from Textile Garden (finally, an excuse to shop their gorgeous site!) They match perfectly with the little birds in the print.


I cut a straight size 10, based on my bust, and added 1″ to the length of the bodice, which worked well for me; the bodice still has that slight blousiness which I like and sits where I like on my waist.

As well as being a Minerva Make, this is the first of my #2018MakeNine makes! 1 down, another cut out; it’s going well!

Copy of 2018MakeNine

For full details, head over to Minerva Crafts now!

Becca x


Pattern Sew Over It “Florence” dress

Fabric Tropical print rayon from Minerva Crafts

My measurements

Bust: 35″

Waist: 30″

Hips: 41″

Size cut 10

Adjustments made Lengthened the bodice by 1″

Future adjustments?

I’d be tempted to put in seam pockets in; I think the skirt is full enough to hide them and it’s a little annoying not having anywhere to hide my phone!

Make again?

Possibly; I like the dress but I don’t know how much wear I’ll get with my lifestyle.  I don’t know whether I just need to make myself wear it some and see how I get on, but it is a lovely dress


The fabric was provided to me free of charge for my review; all other supplies and thoughts are my own

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  1. Great job Becca, love the fabric, the colours really suit you, but I’m wondering if it would look better shortened or sleeveless, or both. IMHO it just looks a bit much for a long sleeved maxi. As a sleeveless maxi with a cardi it would be perfect for spring ☀️


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