Orchid Midi Dress with Mood Designer Fabrics

I’m thrilled to be working with Mood for the next few months with their Mood Sewing Network. It’s a huge honor to be part of this collaboration. I’ve been a fan-girl of Mood for years! Let me prove it to you.

In 2018 I was beyond flattered to be included in Mood’s #moodmadeouterwear18 contest as a finalist. I came in 2nd place. You can see my entry here and here. After this point my obsession with Mood was borderline unhealthy!

This past August, I got to visit Mood’s flagship store in NYC, in person!! It was a dream to walk through the isles and get to see Mood’s gorgeous fabrics in person. Mood has definitely made a name for themselves as the destination fabric shopping experience! Major fan-girl as you can see.

This month I chose this dreamy Viscose Linen Twill to work with. This fabric is so soft and dreamy. At 120 GSM, I hoped this would be a light weight fabric with beautiful drape. When I opened that package in the mail, it was dreamier than I imagined.

I had hoped this fabric would make a good companion for the Orchid Midi Dress by Chalk and Notch, and it turns out they are a great pair! This linen is super soft and light weight, but not sheer at all. I tried it on with a black bra to test it out, and it passes the test.

Let me just brag about this pattern for a minute. I love it! The top especially is brilliant and my favorite part of the pattern. The wrap front feature is so versatile, and if you’re wanting the wrap look without the usual plunging neckline that accompanies that cut generally, this is the dress for you. It can lay fairly low or fairly high on your neck without looking out of place. You know when you see a wrap top or dress that someone has pinned higher at the neck for more coverage, but it looks silly and out of place. This doesn’t happen at all with this dress! It can be snapped high or left open, and it lays really beautifully. I’m way impressed! I thought about stitching it closed, but I will be adding a snap in hopes that it will be nursing friendly also.

I omitted the front slit and added a left side slit, just out of preference. Although I will say, you probably don’t need a slit at all for functionality. There’s enough room in the skirt to move around easily.

I split and spread the sleeve to hack my own flutter type sleeve, and I think it turned out pretty well. I love the flirty look of a flutter sleeve! They get me every time!

I’m really pleased with the way this dress turned out, and I’m excited to wear it a ton more in the spring! Thanks for reading along.

I have a coupon code for you for 10% off your Mood fabric order using code: MSNRR34 Discounts are applied at checkout. Not to be combined with any other offers, coupon codes, etc. Excludes items beginning with PV, SUN, and AWG.

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