It’s a DIY: Floral Trend

Fall Floral Trend with Butterick 4490 - YesIMadeMyDress

I haven’t really been one to keep up with new fashion trends.  But this fall season I wanted to try something a bit different.  While browsing thru fashion magazines, I kept running into floral prints.  A few of my favorite designers were using floral prints throughout their fall runway shows and I really loved the idea.  Because florals seem to be strictly designated for the warm weather, it’s never really been on my radar for the cool weather.

Fall Floral Trend with Butterick 4490 - YesIMadeMyDress

So of course I just had to incorporate florals into my personal wardrobe change.   I found this amazing Moroccan crepe fabric and I snatched up a few yards of it. The colors were perfect and the print reflected the floral trend fashions I kept running across.  Moroccan crepe was the perfect option because it’s somewhat heavier than regular crepe and it’s also textured all while still feeling weightless.

Fall Floral Trend with Butterick 4490 - YesIMadeMyDress

To create this look I chose to make separates. The blouse to this look, I used vintage Butterick 4490 pattern.  I chose to just make a collar ruffle and omitted the ruffle on sleeve cuff and the front band. I self drafted the skirt and yes, threw in pockets.

Fall Floral Trend with Butterick 4490 - YesIMadeMyDress

To tie the entire look together, I used this Halogen belt and old booties.  So the trick to wearing the floral trend during cold weather season is to find a print with a dark background.  The dark background helps bring the flowers to the forefront.

Fall Floral Trend with Butterick 4490 - YesIMadeMyDressFall Floral Trend with Butterick 4490 - YesIMadeMyDress I want to say a special thank you to Shayla Givens, owner of Harmony Interiors.  She literally allowed us to take a few pictures in her furniture showroom.  Her pieces were so plush and beautiful.  Can you tell I felt so much at home on her gray couch? Do y’all see all those decorative pieces behind me? I wanted to buy up everything.  She’s also on Instagram and Facebook.

Fall Floral Trend with Butterick 4490 - YesIMadeMyDress

~ChiChi

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22 Comments

  1. Janelle Herron
    November 16, 2018 / 4:24 pm

    Love this look!!

  2. November 16, 2018 / 7:01 pm

    That’s a beautiful dress! I think I have a dress that’s a similar pattern. Florals are my favorite patterns and I wear them all year round.

    • ChiChi
      Author
      November 21, 2018 / 6:54 am

      Thank you! I’m really about to start wearing florals all year round as well.

  3. November 16, 2018 / 7:10 pm

    Okay, the last pic on the couch is gorgeous! This dress is very pretty on you and it actually looks like it would be warm on a chilly fall day.

    • ChiChi
      Author
      November 21, 2018 / 7:02 am

      Thank you Stacie!

  4. Rhonda
    November 16, 2018 / 7:37 pm

    I love love it all!

    • ChiChi
      Author
      November 21, 2018 / 6:52 am

      Thank you Rhonda

  5. November 17, 2018 / 7:00 pm

    Ooo I want one! And that coat dress is pretty fabulous too. Do you sell clothing too, particularly for little girls? I’m looking for more black-owned stores to support for the holidays, and my nieces want dresses.

    • ChiChi
      Author
      November 21, 2018 / 6:52 am

      I do some custom dresses for clients but just mainly evening and special occasion dresses.

  6. Leslie
    November 17, 2018 / 9:38 pm

    Ooh that couch…You better get your model on ! Lol. I love the floral print and dress style.

    • ChiChi
      Author
      November 21, 2018 / 6:48 am

      Thank you! Yes! That couch was heavenly.

  7. November 18, 2018 / 8:55 pm

    This is gorgeous! I love it paired with the belt too.

    • ChiChi
      Author
      November 21, 2018 / 6:47 am

      Thank you! The belt was an afterthought but it worked.

  8. Kita
    November 18, 2018 / 9:18 pm

    This dress is beautiful. I love the floral on you. I don’t think floral is for me but I love it on you and others.

    • ChiChi
      Author
      November 21, 2018 / 6:46 am

      Thank you. I used to think the same way about florals but it really comes down to the pattern. Everybody can get away with it.

  9. November 19, 2018 / 11:20 am

    This is so freaking gorge, I love the navy with the prints. I so thought this was a jumper at first glance. I’m ready to place my order.

    • ChiChi
      Author
      November 21, 2018 / 6:45 am

      Ooooo a jumper would be a great idea. I have to go and find more fabric.

  10. Kiwi
    November 19, 2018 / 11:17 pm

    I saw this post on Instagram. This is so cute and i love this maxi dress look for the fall!

    • ChiChi
      Author
      November 21, 2018 / 6:44 am

      Thank you

  11. November 20, 2018 / 7:16 am

    You look fabulous! And yes to florals all year long.

    • ChiChi
      Author
      November 21, 2018 / 6:44 am

      Thank you! And yes indeed to florals all year

  12. ShaBree
    November 24, 2018 / 7:32 pm

    I’m loving the floral trend! This dress look great on you!

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